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  1. added 2019-09-25
    Review of J. Agassi, Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: An Attempt at a Critical Rationalist Appraisal. [REVIEW]Brendan Shea - 2019 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2019.
    The acrimony between Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein has become the stuff of philosophical legend (Edmonds and Eidinow 2002). In the mid-20th century, they offered sharply divergent ideas about the best path for philosophy going forward. While Popper remains a mainstay in introductory courses in the philosophy of science, his "critical rationalist" approach to philosophy has remained marginal with analytic philosophy, especially when compared to the overwhelming influence of Wittgenstein. To what extent does this difference in perceived stature track genuine (...)
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  2. added 2019-06-06
    Kuhn, Popper, and the Superconducting Supercollider.Andrew T. Domondon - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (3):301-314.
    The demise of the Superconducting Supercollider is often explained in terms of the strain that it placed on the federal budget of the United States, and change in national security interests with the end of the Cold War. Recent work by Steve Fuller provides a framework to re-examine this episode in epistemological terms using the work of Kuhn and Popper. Using this framework, it is tempting to explain the demise as resulting from the overly Kuhnian character of its proponents, who (...)
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  3. added 2019-06-02
    Arithmetic and Reality: A Development of Popper's Ideas.Frank Gregory - 2011 - Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal 26.
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  4. added 2018-11-28
    Popper e o problema da predição prática.Eros Moreira De Carvalho - 2011 - Analytica (Rio) 15 (2):123-146.
    The problem of rational prediction, launched by Wesley Salmon, is without doubt the Achilles heel of the critical method defended by Popper. In this paper, I assess the response given both by Popper and by the popperian Alan Musgrave to this problem. Both responses are inadequate and thus the conclusion of Salmon is reinforced: without appeal to induction, there is no way to make of the practical prediction a rational action. Furthermore, the critical method needs to be vindicated if one (...)
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  5. added 2018-03-31
    Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment: An Idea to Help Save the World.Nicholas Maxwell - 2018 - Ethical Record 123 (1):27-30.
    Natural science, properly understood, provides us with the methodological key to the salvation of humanity. First, we need to acknowledge that the actual aims of science are profoundly problematic, in that they make problematic assumptions about metaphysics, values and the social use of science. Then we need to represent these aims in the form of a hierarchy of aims, which become increasingly unproblematic as one goes up the hierarchy; as result we create a framework of relatively unproblematic aims and methods, (...)
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  6. added 2017-11-12
    Karl Popper: uma postura não essencialista da ciência.Douglas Borges Candido - 2017 - Dissertation, PUC-PR, Brazil
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  7. added 2016-12-08
    Popper on Definitions.Wilhelm Büttemeyer - 2005 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 36 (1):15-28.
    In the present paper I shall first summarize Popper's criticism of the traditional method of definition, and then go on to comment critically on his own views on the form and function of so-called nominalist definitions.
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    The Role of Commitment in Scientific Inquiry: Polanyi or Popper?Ronald L. Hall - 1982 - Human Studies 5 (1):45-60.
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  9. added 2016-10-04
    Observation, Meaning and Theory: Review of For and Against Method by Imre Lakatos and Paul Feyerabend. [REVIEW]Nicholas Maxwell - 2000 - Times Higher Education Supplement 1:30-30.
    Imre Lakatos and Paul Feyerabend initially both accepted Popper's philosophy of science, but then reacted against it, and developed it in different directions. Lakatos sought to reconcile Kuhn and Popper by characterizing science as a process of competing research programmes, competing fragments of Kuhn's normal science. Feyerabend emphasized the need to develop rival theories to facilitate severe empirical testing of accepted theories, but then, as a result of a disastrous mistake, came to hold that theories that are incompatible with one (...)
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  10. added 2016-07-08
    Tug of Love (Review of Kuhn Versus Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science). [REVIEW]Ray Scott Percival - 2003 - New Scientist (2411).
    A review of Steven Fuller's excellent book. Steve Fuller, professor of sociology at the University of Warwick, argues that, unfortunately for science, Kuhn won this debate. In the wake of Kuhn, science has come to be justified more by its paradigmatic pedigree than by its progressive aspirations. In other words, science is judged by whatever has come to be the dominant scientific community.
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  11. added 2016-06-20
    Popper wobec semantycznej teorii prawdy [dyskusje i polemiki].Bartosz Brożek - 2002 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 31.
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  12. added 2016-05-27
    Reflections on Reading Popper.L. B. Bazhenov - 2002 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 41 (2):7-22.
    An enormous amount of philosophical literature gets published nowadays. Some of it is good; some is fit only for pulping. We get into the habit not so much of reading as of glancing through the torrent that pours down on us. But sometimes special conditions arise. It so happened that I was forced to spend about a month in the hospital. I took with me the book Evolutionary Epistemology and the Logic of the Social Sciences: K. Popper and His Critics (...)
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    "The Philosophy of Karl Popper," Ed. Paul Arthur Schilpp, 2 Vols.Richard J. Blackwell - 1975 - Modern Schoolman 53 (1):87-89.
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  14. added 2016-05-26
    Popper: Yet Again. [REVIEW]Sorin Bangu - 2013 - Metascience 22 (1):165-168.
    Popper: yet again Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11016-012-9669-y Authors Sorin Bangu, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  15. added 2016-05-26
    Beyond Logic of Discovery and Paradigmatic Consensus: A Reanalysis of the Popper-Kuhn Debate in the Philosophy of Science.Douglas Io Anele - 2011 - Philosophy Study 1 (1):52-66.
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  16. added 2016-05-26
    Singularism and Multiplism in the Work of Karl Popper.Philip Benesch - 2005 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 12 (1):23-32.
    In this article I argue that Karl Popper embraced a muitiplist approach to ethics, politics, history, and cultural practices. Although Popper combined metaphysical realism with a hermeneutic approach that had the potential to support a multiplist philosophy of science, a commitment to verisimilitude and to the identification of universal laws required him to adopt a singularist approach to natural science. I suggest, therefore, that Michael Krausz’ description of Popper as a singularist should be qualified’ that Popper’s philosophy of natural science (...)
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    Rezension: Was wir Karl R. Popper und seiner Philosophie verdanken.A. Anglberger, P. Brössel, N. Furlan, F. Greinecker, M. Karlegger, N. Pfeifer, M. Stefan & A. Ungar - 2003 - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 17 (1):23-27.
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    Notes Toward an Analysis of Conceptual Change.Mark Bevir - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (1):55 – 63.
    This paper analyses conceptual change. A rejection of pure experience has prompted philosophers of science to adopt a certain perspective from which to view changes of belief. Popper, Kuhn, and others have analysed conceptual change in terms of problems or anomalies, that is, in terms of contingent reasoning about issues posed in the context of an inherited web of belief. This paper explores a more general analysis of conceptual change in dialogue with these philosophers of science. Because changes of belief (...)
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    From Analysis/Synthesis to Conjecture/Analysis: A Review of Karl Popper’s Influence on Design Methodology in Architecture.Greg Bamford - 2002 - Design Studies 23 (3):245-61.
    The two principal models of design in methodological circles in architecture—analysis/synthesis and conjecture/analysis—have their roots in philosophy of science, in different conceptions of scientific method. This paper explores the philosophical origins of these models and the reasons for rejecting analysis/synthesis in favour of conjecture/analysis, the latter being derived from Karl Popper’s view of scientific method. I discuss a fundamental problem with Popper’s view, however, and indicate a framework for conjecture/analysis to avoid this problem.
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  20. added 2016-05-26
    Contemporary Philosophy of Science in Italy: An Overview. [REVIEW]Pierluigi Barrotta - 1998 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 29 (2):327-345.
    The paper analyses the development of some themes in the contemporary philosophy of science in Italy. Section 1 reviews the dabate on the legacy of neopositivism. The spread of the philosophy of Popper is outlined in Section 2, with particular regard to the problem of the vindication of induction. Section 3 deals with the debate on the incommensurability thesis, while Section 4 examines its consequences on the possible relationships between historical and epistemological studies of science. The last section is devoted (...)
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  21. added 2016-05-26
    The Justification of Science and the Rationality of Religious Belief.Michael C. Banner - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    In this critical examination of recent accounts of the nature of science and of its justification given by Kuhn, Popper, Lakatos, Laudan, and Newton-Smith, Banner contends that models of scientific rationality which are used in criticism of religious beliefs are in fact often inadequate as accounts of the nature of science. He argues that a realist philosophy of science both reflects the character of science and scientific justifications, and suggests that religious belief could be given a justification of the same (...)
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    The Metamathematics–Popperian Epistemology Connection and its Relation to the Logic of Turing's Programme.Jean-Roch Beausoleil - 1989 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 40 (3):307-322.
    Turing's programme, the idea that intelligence can be modelled computationally, is set in the context of a parallel between certain elements from metamathematics and Popper's schema for the evolution of knowledge. The parallel is developed at both the formal level, where it hinges on the recursive structuring of Popper's schema, and at the contentual level, where a few key issues common to both epistemology and metamathematics are briefly discussed. In light of this connection Popper's principle of transference, akin to Turing's (...)
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    On Hugo Bergman's Contribution to Epistemology.Joseph Agassi - 1986 - In Abraham Zvie Bar-On (ed.), Grazer Philosophische Studien. Distributed in the U.S.A. By Humanities Press. pp. 47-58.
    Approximationism — science approximates the truth as an ideal — is the view of science implicit in all of Einstein's major works, heralded by Hugo Bergman in Hebrew in 1940 and expressed by Karl Popper in 1954 and 1956. Yet Bergman was not sufficiently clear about it, and even Popper is not - as shown by their not giving up certain remnants of the older views which approximationism replaces, even when these remnants are inconsistent with approximationism. Norare the approximationist theories (...)
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    Learning From Error: Karl Popper's Psychology of Learning.George Botterill - 1986 - Philosophical Books 27 (2):98-100.
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  25. added 2016-05-26
    Sir Karl Popper—On His Eightieth Birthday.Hermann Bondi - 1982 - Foundations of Physics 12 (9):821-823.
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    Non-Falsifiability: An Inductivist Perspective.D. J. Balestra - 1979 - International Logic Review 19:118.
  27. added 2016-05-26
    The Philosophy of Karl Popper by Robert John Ackermann.Roy Bhaskar - 1977 - Philosophical Books 18 (2):78-80.
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    The Study of Religion and its Meaning New Explorations in Light of Karl Popper and Emile Durkheim.Joe E. Barnhart - 1977 - Mouton.
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  29. added 2016-05-26
    Review: G. Ryle, Why Are the Calculuses of Logic and Arithmetic Applicable to Reality?; C. Lewy, Why Are the Calculuses of Logic and Arithmetic Applicable to Reality?; K. R. Popper, Why Are the Calculuses of Logic and Arithmetic Applicable to Reality? [REVIEW]Albert A. Bennett - 1949 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 14 (2):135-135.
  30. added 2015-12-22
    Thoughts on Political Sources of Karl Popper’s Philosophy of Science.Struan Jacobs - 1999 - Journal of Philosophical Research 24:445-457.
    How did Karl Popper arrive at his theory of science? Popper believed that Einstein’s general theory of relativity and his attitudes of modesty and self-criticism were all important.This paper challenges details in Popper’s account and suggests an alternative interpretation of the formation of his theory. It is held that his disillusionment with Marxism predated and conditioned his understanding of Einstein, and that the liberalism of J. S. Mill may have exercised an influence . Political ideas and practice paved the way (...)
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  31. added 2015-12-22
    Ethical Foundations of Popper's Philosophy.Hubert Kiesewetter - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:275-288.
    If an economist or an economic historian speaks about ethical or moral problems, one should be suspicious. Karl Popper continually repeated that he did not want to preach, and I believe that his deep-rooted distrust of modern philosophical moralists, who usually preach water and drink cognac, led to his not writing a greater work on ethics. Nevertheless he was a moral person, and perhaps we can learn more about his cosmology, his methodology, and about his philosophy in general if we (...)
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  32. added 2015-12-22
    Problems with Popper: The Initial Goal is to Develop Viable Theories, Not Disconfirm Them.D. Mackay - 1992 - Consciousness and Cognition 1 (3):231-240.
    The Popperian epistemology underlying Levelt's commentary and other aspects of contemporary psychology has limited application and, in particular, does not apply to the creation or development of theory, the main goal of MacKay . This is relevant to Levelt's questions, “What has changed?” and “What is the harvest?”: From a non-Popperian perspective, both changes and harvest are greater than Levelt's commentary would suggest and carry implications for the field at large.
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  33. added 2015-12-22
    Deutscher's Problem is Not Popper's Problem.T. W. Settle - 1969 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 47 (2):216 – 219.
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  34. added 2015-12-20
    Normal Science and its Dangers.Karl Popper - 1970 - In Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (eds.), Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. Cambridge University Press. pp. 51--8.
  35. added 2015-12-19
    Popper's Philosophy of Science: Looking Ahead.Peter Godfrey-Smith - unknown
    Is Popper's philosophy alive or dead? If we make a judgment based on recent discussion in academic philosophy of science, he definitely seems to be fading. Popper is still seen as an important historical figure, a key part of the grand drama of 20th century thinking about science. He is associated with an outlook, a mindset, and a general picture of scientific work. His name has bequeathed us an adjective, "Popperian," that is well established. But the adjective is used for (...)
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    The Ideology of Relativity: The Case of the Clock Paradox.Peter Hayes - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (1):57-78.
    In the interwar period there was a significant school of thought that repudiated Einstein's theory of relativity on the grounds that it contained elementary inconsistencies. Some of these critics held extreme right-wing and anti-Semitic views, and this has tended to discredit their technical objections to relativity as being scientifically shallow. This paper investigates an alternative possibility: that the critics were right and that the success of Einstein's theory in overcoming them was due to its strengths as an ideology rather than (...)
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  37. added 2015-12-19
    Popper and Nursing Theory.Peter Allmark PhD - 2003 - Nursing Philosophy 4 (1):4–16.
  38. added 2015-12-19
    Popper on Naturalism and the Foundations of Methodology.Timothy Childers - 1997 - Foundations of Science 2 (2):355-360.
  39. added 2015-12-19
    Antipositivism in Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science and Humanities.Jerzy Giedymin - 1975 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 26 (4):275-301.
    By 'positivism' its contemporary critics mean either (a) the comte-Mill views of science, Or (b) methodological naturalism, Or (c) phenomenalism and/or instrumentalism. However, Most philosophers of science are positivists on some of these criteria and antipositivists otherwise. For example, (b) may be combined with the rejection of (c), E.G., Popper; neo-Wittgensteinians, E.G., Wright, Toulmin, Kuhn, Winch, Like nineteenth century neo-Kantians and conventionalists hold instrumentalist views of language, Theories and explanation; 'positive economics' may be either instrumentalist, E.G., Friedman, Or realist; instrumentalism, (...)
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    What is Popper's Problem of an Empirical Basis?Max Deutscher - 1969 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 47 (3):354 – 355.
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    Popper's Problem of an Empirical Basis.Max Deutscher - 1968 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 46 (3):277 – 288.
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  42. added 2015-09-03
    Induzione, semplicità e progresso scientifico (Italian translation of "Induction, Simplicity and Scientific Progress". Scientia 114 (14), 1979, 629-653).N. Maxwell - 1979 - Scientia 73 (14):655.
    In a recent work, Popper claims to have solved the problem of induction. In this paper I argue that Popper fails both to solve the problem, and to formulate the problem properly. I argue, however, that there are aspects of Popper's approach which, when strengthened and developed, do provide a solution to at least an important part of the problem of induction, along somewhat Popperian lines. This proposed solution requires, and leads to, a new theory of the role of simplicity (...)
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  43. 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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  44. added 2015-07-24
    Popper and Nursing Theory.Peter Allmark - 2003 - Nursing Philosophy 4 (1):4-16.
    Science seems to develop by inducing new knowledge from observation. However, it is hard to find a rational justification for induction. Popper offers one attempt to resolve this problem. Nursing theorists have tended to ignore or reject Popper, often on the false belief that he is a logical positivist (and hence hostile to qualitative research). Logical positivism claims that meaningful sentences containing any empirical content should ultimately be reducible to simple, observation statements. Popper refutes positivism by showing that there are (...)
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  45. added 2015-07-23
    Popper's Conventionalism.Semiha Akinci - 2004 - In Philip Catton & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals. Routledge.