Karl Popper

[Revised entry by Stephen Thornton on September 21, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Karl Popper is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century.
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[Revised entry by Stephen Thornton on September 21, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Karl Popper is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. He was also a social and political philosopher of considerable stature, a self-professed critical-rationalist, a dedicated opponent of all forms of scepticism, conventionalism, and relativism in science and in human affairs generally and a committed advocate and staunch defender of the 'Open Society'. One of the many remarkable features of Popper's thought is the scope of his intellectual influence: he...

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