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Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge

Series: Routledge Classics

By: Karl R Popper (Author)

582 pages, no illustrations

Routledge

Paperback | May 2002 | Edition: 2 | #209078 | ISBN: 0415285941
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Hardback | May 2002 | Edition: 2 | #209077 | ISBN: 0415285933
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About this book

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.

"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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Biography

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

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