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  1. added 2017-07-11
    L’épistémologie darwinienne de Karl Popper : Instruction et sélection.Alain Boyer - 2007 - Philosophia Scientiae 11 (1):149-157.
    ‘Evolutionary epistemology’, of which Popper was one of the promoters, comprises two programmes : a ‘literal’ programme which consisted in recognising knowledge in terms of Darwinian adaptation, and a ‘analogical’ programme, which based itself on a comparison between scientific progress and the evolution of life-forms. Quine is credited with the ‘strong’ programme : the ‘naturalization’ of epistemology. Popper is supposedly responsible for the ‘weak’ programme. Why then draw inspiration from such an analogy to think about something as sophisticated as the (...)
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    Popper, Otto Selz and the Rise of Evolutionary Epistemology.Michel ter Hark - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 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 defence of the method of falsification as well as his elaboration (...)
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    Campbell's Blind Variation in the Evolution of an Ideology and Popper's World 3.Ray Scott Percival - 1997 - Philosophica 60.
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    The End of Utopia in the Theory of Knowledge. Popper's Evolutionary Epistemology and Its Practical Consequences.Wolfgang Scheffel - 1984 - Philosophy and History 17 (1):3-5.
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    Natural Selection or Problem Solving. Critical Re-Evaluation of Karl Popper's Evolutionism.Alexander Boldachev - 2014 - Studia Humana 3 (3):29-42.
    Among the philosophers and the educated audience the name of Sir Karl Popper is usually associated with the critical method, evolutionary epistemology, falsification as a criterion for the demarcation of scientific knowledge, the concept of the third world and with his dislike to dialectics and contradictions. This article is aimed to show in what way all these things are connected in the evolutionary researches of the philosopher and the new conceptions, which he contributed to studying the mechanisms of evolution. Also (...)
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    L’Épistémologie Darwinienne de Karl Popper : Instruction Et Sélection.Alain Boyer - 2007 - Philosophia Scientae 11:149-157.
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    Hacia Una Epistemología Evolucionista.Gladys Giraldo Monroya - 2004 - Cinta de Moebio 20.
    The evolutionary theory of the knowledge reunites its facts of several independent sources: first of the Biological investigation of the conduct, Second, they constitute the systematic conditions of the evolution. Third it is continuum of the evolution, that comes in support of the thesis that as I ..
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    Constitution d'Épistémologies Évolutionnistes de Carnap À Popper Et de Wittgenstein À Toulmin.Françoise Longy - 1989 - A.N.R.T. Université de Lille Iii.
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  9. added 2016-05-27
    Taking Popper Seriously.Michael Bradie - 1996 - Biology and Philosophy 11 (2):259-270.
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    The Philosophy of Karl Popper.W. W. Bartley - 1978 - Philosophia 7 (3-4):463-494.
  11. added 2015-12-22
    Popper, Otto Selz and the Rise of Evolutionary Epistemology.Michel ter Hark - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 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 defence of the method of falsification as well as his elaboration (...)
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    The Author Responds: Popper and Selection Theory.Donald Campbell - 1988 - Social Epistemology 2 (4):371 – 377.
  13. added 2015-12-20
    Evolutionary Epistemology and the Aim of Science.Darrell Patrick Rowbottom - 2010 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (2):209-225.
    Both Popper and van Fraassen have used evolutionary analogies to defend their views on the aim of science, although these are diametrically opposed. By employing Price's equation in an illustrative capacity, this paper considers which view is better supported. It shows that even if our observations and experimental results are reliable, an evolutionary analogy fails to demonstrate why conjecture and refutation should result in: (1) the isolation of true theories; (2) successive generations of theories of increasing truth-likeness; (3) empirically adequate (...)
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    The Logics of Discovery in Popper’s Evolutionary Epistemology.Mehul Shah - 2008 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 39 (2):303 - 319.
    Popper is well known for rejecting a logic of discovery, but he is only justified in rejecting the same type of logic of discovery that is denied by consequentialism. His own account of hypothesis generation, based on a natural selection analogy, involves an error-eliminative logic of discovery and the differences he admits between biological and conceptual evolution suggest an error-corrective logic of discovery. These types of logics of discovery are based on principles of plausibility that are used in the generation (...)
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    Popper and the Scepticisms of Evolutionary Epistemology, or, What Were Human Beings Made For?Michael Smithurst - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:207-223.
    There is a sort of scepticism, or, at least, epistemological pessimism, that is generated by appealing to Darwin's theory of evolution. The argument is that nature, that is the selective pressures of evolution, has clearly fitted us for certain sorts of learning and mundane understanding, directly beneficial in point of individual survival and chances for reproduction. Very likely then, it is argued, nature has not fitted us for arcane intellectual accomplishments remote from, or quite disconnected from, those ends. So, it (...)
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    The End of Utopia in the Theory of Knowledge. Popper’s Evolutionary Epistemology and Its Practical Consequences.Dr Wolfgang Scheffel - 1984 - Philosophy and History 17 (1):3-5.
  17. added 2015-12-19
    Popper's Darwinian Analogy.Bence Nanay - 2011 - Perspectives on Science 19 (3):337-354.
    One of the most deeply entrenched ideas in Popper's philosophy is the analogy between the growth of scientific knowledge and the Darwinian mechanism of natural selection. Popper gave his first exposition of these ideas very early on. In a letter to Donald Campbell, 1 Popper says that the idea goes back at least to the early thirties. 2 And he had a fairly detailed account of it in his "What is dialectic?", a talk given in 1937 and published in 1940: (...)
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  18. added 2015-09-01
    Haack's Defective Discussion of Popper and the Courts.Danny Frederick - manuscript
    Susan Haack criticises the US courts' use of Karl Popper's epistemology in discriminating acceptable scientific testimony. She claims that acceptable testimony should be reliable and that Popper's epistemology is useless in discriminating reliability. She says that Popper's views have been found acceptable only because they have been misunderstood and she indicates an alternative epistemology which she says can discriminate reliable theories. However, her account of Popper's views is a gross and gratuitous misrepresentation. Her alternative epistemology cannot do what she claims (...)
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    Popper and Progress: A Reply to Campbell.Brian Baigrie - 1989 - Social Epistemology 3 (1):65 – 69.
  20. added 2015-07-23
    Popper's Evolutionary Epistemology Revamped.F. Michael Akeroyd - 2004 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 35 (2):385 - 396.
    In a paper entitled “Revolution in Permanence”, published in the collection “Karl Popper: Philosophy and Problems”, John Worrall (1995) severely criticised several aspects of Karl Popper’s work before commenting that “I have no doubt that, given suffi-cient motivation, a case could be constructed on the basis of such remarks that Popper had a more sophisticated version of theory production......” (p. 102). Part of Worrall’s criticism is directed at a “strawpopper”: in his “Darwinian Model” emphasising the similarities and differences between genetic (...)
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    Between Selz and Popper.Christina Erneling - 2010 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (2):311-318.
    Denkpsychologie has been important for the development of psychology as well as of philosophy during the last century. More specifically, cognitive psychology as well as Karl Popper’s evolutionary epistemology were both influenced by Otto Selz’s cognitive psychology. Without doubt, Selz played a role in the development of Popper’s thinking, but Michel ter Hark has not given convincing evidence for Popper’s idea of bold conjectures being influenced by Selz.
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    Evolutionary Epistemology.Nathalie Gontier - 2006 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  23. added 2015-07-21
    Elimination, Correction and Popper's Evolutionary Epistemology.James Blachowicz - 1995 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (1):5 – 17.
    Abstract Evolutionary epistemologists from Popper to Campbell have appropriated the Darwinian principle to explain the apparent fit between the world and our knowledge of it. I argue that this strategy suffers from the lack of any principled distinction among various types of elimination. I offer such a distinction and show that there is a species of elimination that is really corrective, that is, which violates the Darwinian principle as Popper understands it.
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    Popper Versus Lorenz: An Exploration Into the Nature of Evolutionary Epistemology.Kai Hahlweg - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:172-182.
    This paper expounds the central tenets of the Austro-German school of evolutionary epistemology and points out that it conflicts in important aspects with Popper's. The conflict arises because some of the members of the above-mentioned school consider induction to be an absolutely central feature of any evolutionary epistemology. Thus the question arises if Poppers 'method of trial-and-error' is still to be considered to be the evolutionary method. The present author suggests that what is being selected for during scientific evolution is (...)
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    Taking Simmel Seriously in Evolutionary Epistemology.Martin Coleman - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (1):55-74.
    Donald T. Campbell outlines an epistemological theory that attempts to be faithful to evolution through natural selection. He takes his position to be consistent with that of Karl R. Popper, whom he credits as the primary advocate of his day for natural selection epistemology. Campbell writes that neither he nor Popper want to give up the goal of objectivity or objective truth, in spite of their evolutionary epistemology. In discussing the conflict between an epistemology based on natural selection and objective (...)
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    Evolution and Learning: An Epistemological Perspective. [REVIEW]Nello Cristianini - 1995 - Axiomathes 6 (3):429-437.
    The deep formal and conceptual link existing between artificial life and artificial intelligence can be highlighted using conceptual tools derived by Karl Popper's evolutionary epistemology.Starting from the observation that the structure itself of an organism embodies knowledge about the environment which it is adapted to, it is possible to regard evolution as a learning process. This process is subject to the same rules indicated by Popper for the growth of scientific knowledge: causal conjectures (mutations) and successive refutations (extinction). In the (...)
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    Why Falsification is the Wrong Paradigm for Evolutionary Epistemology: An Analysis of Hull's Selection Theory.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (4):535-557.
    Contemporary empiricism has attempted to ground its analysis of science in a falsificationism based in selection theory. This paper links these evolutionary epistemologies with commitments to certain epistemological and ontological assumptions found in the later work of K. Popper, D. Campbell, and D. Hull, I argue that their assumptions about the character of contemporary empiricism are part of a shared paradigm of epistemological explanation which results in unresolved tensions within their own projects. I argue further that their claim to be (...)
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    Popper's Evolutionary Epistemology: A Critique.Gregory Currie - 1978 - Synthese 37 (3):413 - 431.