Popper, Otto Selz, and the Rise of Evolutionary Epistemology
Graduate studies at Western
Cambridge University Press (2004)
|Abstract||This groundbreaking book is about Karl Popper's early writings before he began his career as a philosopher. The purpose of the book is to demonstrate that Popper's philosophy of science, with its emphasis on the method of trial and error, is largely based on the psychology of Otto Selz, whose theory of problem solving and scientific discovery laid the foundation for much of contemporary cognitive psychology. By arguing that Popper's famous defense of the method of falsification as well as his elaboration of an evolutionary theory of knowledge are equally indebted to German psychology, Michel ter Hark challenges the received view of the development of Popper's philosophy. He concludes the book with a reinterpretation of Popper's theory of the mind-body problem, emphasizing its contemporary relevance.|
|Keywords||Knowledge, Theory of History Evolution History Science History Psychology and philosophy History|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$9.00 used (92% off) $17.55 new (84% off) $102.51 direct from Amazon (6% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B1649.P64.H37 2004|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Thomas Sturm (2012). Bühler and Popper: Kantian Therapies for the Crisis in Psychology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 43 (2):462-472.
Stefano Gattei (2004). Karl Popper's Philosophical Breakthrough. Philosophy of Science 71 (4):448-466.
David N. Stamos (1996). Popper, Falsifiability, and Evolutionary Biology. Biology and Philosophy 11 (2):161-191.
M. Coleman (2002). Taking Simmel Seriously in Evolutionary Epistemology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (1):55-74.
David L. Hull (1999). The Use and Abuse of Sir Karl Popper. Biology and Philosophy 14 (4):481-504.
Michel ter Hark (1993). Problems and Psychologism: Popper as the Heir to Otto Selz. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (4):585-609.
Michel Ter Hark (2003). Searching for the Searchlight Theory: From Karl Popper to Otto Selz. Journal of the History of Ideas 64 (3):465-487.
Michel ter Hark (2007). Popper, Otto Selz and Meinong's Gegenstandstheorie. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 89 (1):60-78.
Christina Erneling (2010). Between Selz and Popper. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (2):311-318.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?