Six things Popper would like biologists not to ignore: In memoriam, Karl Raimund Popper, 1902–1994

Biology and Philosophy 11 (2):141-159 (1996)
To honour the memory of Sir Karl Popper, I put forward six elements of his philosophy which might be of particular interest to biologists and to philosophers of biology and which I think Popper would like them not to ignore, even if they disagree with him. They are: the primacy of problems; the criticizability of metaphysics (and thus the dubiousness of materialism); how downward causation might be real; how norms should matter to scientists; why dogmatism should be avoided; how genuine science is recognizable. I preface these six things with a brief discussion of Popper's early (but later recanted) mistakes concerning biology.
Keywords Popper  metaphysics  problems  falsifiability  demarcation  evolution theory  rationality  morality  downward causation  dogmatism
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