Karl Popper

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Sir Karl Raimund Popper (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austro-British philosopher and professor at the London School of Economics. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. He also wrote extensively on social and political philosophy. In 1992 he was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for "symbolizing the open spirit of ... more »

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  • If we call the world of "things"Mof physical objects—the first world, and the world of subjective experiences (such as thought processes) the second world, we may call the world of statements in ...
    Karl Popper (1902-1994), Austrian born-British philosopher of science. Unended Quest, p. 181 (1976). Originally published in The Library of Living Phi...
  • ''Science may be described as the art of systematic over- simplification.''
    Karl Popper (b. 1902), AngloAustrian philosopher. quoted in Observer (London, Aug. 1, 1982).
  • ''In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.''
    Karl Popper (1902-1994), Austrian-British philosopher of science. The Logic of Scientific Discovery, p. 314 (1934). The author's famous criterion ...
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