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The Philosophy of Karl Popper - Herbert Keuth

The Philosophy of Karl Popper

Paperback Published: 27th April 2005
ISBN: 9780521548304
Number Of Pages: 384

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Karl Popper is one of the greatest and most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Perhaps his greatest book, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, sets out his epistemology of critical rationalism, while his most famous book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, applies the principles of critical rationalism to social philosophy. Herbert Keuth's book (first published in German in 2000) is a systematic exposition of Popper's philosophy covering in part 1 the philosophy of science, in part 2 the social philosophy, and in part 3 the later metaphysics, in particular the theses to solve indeterminism/determinism and mind/body problems, and the famous idea of a third world of objective thought. This book is more comprehensive than any current introduction to Popper. Its perspicuous structure and lucid exposition should ensure that it could be used in courses in both the philosophy of science and the philosophy of social science.

'I think it is a splendid book and one for which there definitely is a market niche.' Ian Jarvie, York University, Toronto 'This is the most comprehensive introduction to Karl Popper ... This is a book that does him full justice.' Scientific and Medical Network Review

The Philosophy of Science
The two fundamental problems in the theory of knowledge
The role of theories
On the problem of a theory of scientific method
The problem of the empirical basis
Corroboration
Realism and the concept of truth
Verisimilitude
Probability
The Social Philosophy
Knowledge, decision, responsibility
The poverty of historicism
The open society
The 'positivist dispute'
Metaphysics
Natural necessity
Determinism versus indeterminism
The body-mind problem and the third world
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ISBN: 9780521548304
ISBN-10: 0521548306
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th April 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.51

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