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  1. added 2019-04-12
    On Popper's Metaphysical Realism in Memory of Sir Karl Popper.Keiichiro Kamino - 1996 - Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science 9 (1):47-57.
  2. added 2019-04-12
    Karl Popper's Realism and the Philosophical Schism in Modern Science.Lionel W. Rood - 1988 - Dissertation, University of Florida
    This dissertation describes and assesses Karl Popper's commonsense realism. The evaluation focuses upon his arguments against nonrealism in modern physics rather than his purely philosophical arguments. Motivated by a few central concepts, Popper presented a detailed critique of the orthodox interpretation of physics. He created a "quantum mechanics without an observer" based upon an "epistemology without a subject." ;Popper believed that certain philosophical presuppositions were necessary for progressive and objective science. He claimed that a "serious crisis exists in modern physics" (...)
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  3. added 2017-06-30
    Popper and Reality.Mendel Sachs - 1976 - Synthese 33 (1):355 - 369.
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    The Realism of Popper and Russell.J. N. Hattiangadi - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (4):461-486.
  5. added 2017-03-24
    Popper's Verisimilitude: The Scientific Journey From Ignorance to Truth.Nicholas Anakwue - 2017 - Philosophy Pathways 210 (1):1-11.
    The question of truth is a broadly broached subject in Philosophy as it features along the entire historical and polemical growth of the discipline right from the time of the Ancients down to our Post-Modern era. Yet, the delimiting realization of being unable to register general success in our dogged attempts at truth and knowledge, mostly stares us blankly in the face, for matters on which philosophy endeavours to speculate on, are beyond the reach of definite knowledge.1 Our theories of (...)
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  6. added 2016-09-10
    Popper’s Paradoxical Pursuit of Natural Philosophy.Nicholas Maxwell - 2004 - In Jeremy Shearmur & Geoffrey Stokes (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Popper. Cambridge University Press. pp. 170-207.
    Unlike almost all other philosophers of science, Karl Popper sought to contribute to natural philosophy or cosmology – a synthesis of science and philosophy. I consider his contributions to the philosophy of science and quantum theory in this light. There is, however, a paradox. Popper’s most famous contribution – his principle of demarcation – in driving a wedge between science and metaphysics, serves to undermine the very thing he professes to love: natural philosophy. I argue that Popper’s philosophy of science (...)
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  7. added 2016-01-29
    Karl Popper: Philosophy of Science.Brendan Shea - 2016 - In James Fieser & Bradley Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Karl Popper (1902-1994) was one of the most influential philosophers of science of the 20th century. He made significant contributions to debates concerning general scientific methodology and theory choice, the demarcation of science from non-science, the nature of probability and quantum mechanics, and the methodology of the social sciences. His work is notable for its wide influence both within the philosophy of science, within science itself, and within a broader social context. Popper’s early work attempts to solve the problem of (...)
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  8. added 2015-12-22
    Realism and the Aim of Science. By Karl R. Popper.Paul Trainor - 1987 - Modern Schoolman 64 (2):143-144.
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    Popper’s Critique of the Instrumentalist Account of Theories and Theoretical Terms.Paul Tibbetts - 1972 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 10 (1):57-69.
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  10. added 2015-12-20
    Why is It Rational to Believe Scientific Theories Are True?Howard Sankey - 2006 - In Colin Cheyne & John Worrall (eds.), Rationality and Reality: Conversations with Alan Musgrave. Springer. pp. 109-132.
    Alan Musgrave is one of the foremost contemporary defenders of scientific realism. He is also one of the leading exponents of Karl Popper’s critical rationalist philosophy. In this paper, my main focus will be on Musgrave’s realism. However, I will emphasize epistemological aspects of realism. This will lead me to address aspects of his critical rationalism as well.
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    To Believe in Belief Popper and Van Fraassen on Scientific Realism.Herman C. D. G. De Regt - 2006 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 37 (1):21 - 39.
    Take the following version of scientific realism: we have good reason to believe that (some of the) current scientific theories tell us something specific about the underlying, i.e. unobservable, structures of the world, for instance that there are electrons with a certain electric charge, or that there are viruses that cause certain diseases. Popper, the rationalist, would not have adhered to the proposed formulation of scientific realism in terms of the rationality of existential beliefs concerning unobservables. Popper did not believe (...)
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  12. added 2015-12-19
    Enlisting Popper in the Case for Scientific Realism.Jarrett Leplin - 2007 - Philosophia Scientiae 11 (1):71-97.
    Karl Popper was a scientific realist in spite of himself. In defiance of his own restrictions on acceptable forms of scientific reasoning and the reach of empirical evidence, he insisted on a strongly realist conception of the goals and achievements of science. In this article I mount a general defense of scientific realism, taking advantage, as I proceed, of those Popperian positions that advance the argument, and criticizing those that impede it. While the overall line of argumentation is my own, (...)
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    Messianic Vs Myopic Realism.Isaac Levi - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:617-636.
    Two views of the role of truth as an aim of inquiry are contrasted: The Peirce-Popper or messianic view of approach to the truth as an ultimate aim of inquiry and the myopic view according to which a concern to avoid error is a proximate aim common to many otherwise diverse inquiries. The messianic conception is held to be responsible for the tendency to conflate fallibilism with corrigibilism and for the consequent problems faced by Peirceans and Popperians alike in squaring (...)
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  14. added 2015-07-21
    Il realismo di Karl R. Popper.Massimo Dell'Utri - 1991 - Idee 16:71-93.
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