Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (Routledge Classics) (Paperback)

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How do we know in the realm of science when we have gained knowledge, when we have gone beyond what we currently know? This subtle and deeply fascinating question has plagued the world of philosophy of science for thousands of years. Karl Popper takes on the challenge of answering this question with an impressive breadth of knowledge and mesmerizingly-lucid writing: You might soon forget you’ve just finished reading a philosophy book.

— From What Bartas is Reading


Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.

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Karl Popper (1902-1994). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415285940
ISBN-10: 0415285941
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 11th, 2002
Pages: 582
Language: English
Series: Routledge Classics (Paperback)