Back Cover Blurb
- First published in English in 1959, Karl Popper’s The Logic of Scientific Discovery revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge and is one of the most widely read books about science written in the twentieth century. Described by the late philosopher A.J. Ayer as ‘a work of great originality and power’, it presents succinctly Popper’s view of science and his solutions to two fundamental problems of the theory of knowledge: the demarcation of science from non-science, and the role of induction in the growth of scientific knowledge.
- Popper recognised that scientific theories are the result of a creative imagination and that the growth of scientific knowledge rests on the doctrine of falsifiability: that only those theories that are testable and falsifiable by observation and experiment are properly open to scientific evaluation. These stirring ideas had a hugely significant effect on the philosophical and scientific communities and are central to the development of the philosophy of science. Translated into many languages, The Logic of Scientific Discovery ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as Popper’s most important book and a major contribution to modern thought.
- Karl Popper (1902-94). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.
- ’One of the most important documents of the twentieth century.’
→ Peter Medawar, New Scientist
Routledge, London, 2002
"Popper (Karl) - The Problem of Induction"
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