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Conjectures and Refutations

The Growth of Scientific Knowledge

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'The central thesis of the essays and lectures gathered together in this stimulating volume is that our knowledge, and especially our scientific knowledge, progresses by unjustified (and unjustifiable) anticipations, by guesses, by tentative solutions to our problems, in a word by conjectures. Professor Popper puts forward his views with a refreshing self-confidence.' - The Times Literary Supplement

'Professor Popper holds that truth is not manifest, but extremely elusive, he believes that men need above all things, open-mindedness, imagination, and a constant willingness to be corrected. In summarizing his views in this way, I have done scant justice to the subtlety and importance of his argument. His own presentation of his case is luminously clear.' - Maurice Cranston, Listener

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One of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, it provides the clearest statement of the fundamental idea that guided his work: that our knowledge grows by an unending process of trial and error. Les mer

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One of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, it provides the clearest statement of the fundamental idea that guided his work: that our knowledge grows by an unending process of trial and error.

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Forlag
Routledge
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
608
ISBN
9780415285933
Utgave
2. utg.
Utgivelsesår
2002
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Karl Popper (1902-1994). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.

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«

'The central thesis of the essays and lectures gathered together in this stimulating volume is that our knowledge, and especially our scientific knowledge, progresses by unjustified (and unjustifiable) anticipations, by guesses, by tentative solutions to our problems, in a word by conjectures. Professor Popper puts forward his views with a refreshing self-confidence.' - The Times Literary Supplement

'Professor Popper holds that truth is not manifest, but extremely elusive, he believes that men need above all things, open-mindedness, imagination, and a constant willingness to be corrected. In summarizing his views in this way, I have done scant justice to the subtlety and importance of his argument. His own presentation of his case is luminously clear.' - Maurice Cranston, Listener

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'Popper holds that truth is not manifest, but extremely elusive, he believes that men need above all things, open-mindedness, imagination, and a constant willingness to be corrected.'Maurice Cranston, Listener

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