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by Karl R. Popper,David W. Miller

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Karl R. Popper,David W. Miller
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By the way, Popper's ideas come very handy and this book is a must-read for those with a genuine interest in the trustworthiness of science behind the current "Consensus Theory" explaining the causes of Global Warming.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). By the way, Popper's ideas come very handy and this book is a must-read for those with a genuine interest in the trustworthiness of science behind the current "Consensus Theory" explaining the causes of Global Warming.

Popper Selections Paperback – 21 Feb 1985. These pieces taken from Anglo-Austrian philosopher Sir Karl Popper's brilliantly expounded oeuvre of political, social, and scientific thought should stimulate anyone seriously interested in twentieth-century ideas. -The Washington Post. The introduction is an excellent short summary of Popper's ideas, and the selections themselves are exciting and representative of Popper's wide range of accomplishments. -Burleigh Wilkins, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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David Miller (e. Princeton (1985). Karl Popper’s Conception of Metaphysics and its Problems. Similar books and articles. Cláudia Ribeiro - 2014 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 18 (2):209. Karl Popper’s Demarcation Problem. Nicolae Sfetcu - manuscript. The Dynamics and Communication of Concepts. Karl Popper - 1983 - Princeton University Press.

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Popper Selections book. The first two sections on the theory of knowledge and the philosophy of science are the best. There were half a dozen chapters taken from Conjectures and Refutations, and I'd probably recommend that volume as a better starting point to Popper.

Popper, Karl R. Popper Selections. Miller, David W. United States. These excerpts from the writings of Sir Karl Popper are an outstanding introduction to one of the most controversial of living philosophers, kwn especially for his devastating criticisms of Plato and Marx and for his uncompromising rejection of inductive reasoning. David Miller, a leading expositor and critic of Popper's work, has chosen thirty selections that illustrate the profundity and originality of his ideas and their applicability to current intellectual and social problems.

David W. Miller (born 19 August 1942, Watford) is an English philosopher and prominent exponent of critical rationalism . He taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK. where he is Reader in Philosophy. He has been Honorary Treasurer of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science. In a series of papers in the 1970s, Miller and others uncovered defects in Popper's formal definition of verisimilitude, previously a mostly ignored aspect of Popper's theory.

A sampling of the philosophical writings of Karl Popper includes discussions of rationalism, knowledge, human freedom, and the scientific method.

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Karl R Popper; David W Miller. Miller's introduction demonstrates the remarkable unity of Popper's thought and briefly describes his philosophy of critical rationalism, a philosophy that is distinctive in its emphasis on the way in which we learn through the making and correcting of mistakes. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Popper has relentlessly challenged both the authority and the appeal to authority of the most fashionable philosophies of our time.

These excerpts from the writings of Sir Karl Popper are an outstanding introduction to one of the most controversial of living philosophers, known especially for his devastating criticisms of Plato and Marx and for his uncompromising rejection of inductive reasoning. David Miller, a leading expositor and critic of Popper's work, has chosen thirty selections that illustrate the profundity and originality of his ideas and their applicability to current intellectual and social problems. Miller's introduction demonstrates the remarkable unity of Popper's thought and briefly describes his philosophy of critical rationalism, a philosophy that is distinctive in its emphasis on the way in which we learn through the making and correcting of mistakes.

Popper has relentlessly challenged both the authority and the appeal to authority of the most fashionable philosophies of our time. This book of selections from his nontechnical writings on the theory of knowledge, the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and social philosophy is imbued with his emphasis on the role and by reason in exposing and eliminating the errors among them.

  • Gabar
I'm hardly a philosopher, so, you may be underwhelmed when I say that I don't agree with everything the greatest pure philosopher of the 20th century (my opinion, of course) has to say. But, that's still more than most philosophers. Some of his thoughts seem to me just outlandish, as with all philosophers, possibly the product of thinking too much about things and trying to be original, but, in the whole, his epistemology and his social philosophy were not only great contributions, but also, relatively easy to read in English. Indeed, other than Russell and perhaps G. E. Moore, there may not have been a more reader friendly well known philosopher than him. Selections is a great place to start and if in fact, that is all you have time for in this busy life, gives you most of his philosophy.
  • Fenius
If you like to think about what science is, and is not, this is a great book. Like most professional philosophy books it's not a trivial read, you really have to think, but the language is not technical and you can follow quite easily. I particularly like his argument which says that if you believe something from evidence, but are prepared to be proved wrong then that may qualify as science. If you believe something and will never accept that this belief is wrong, then it's something else. It may be faith, or something different, but it's not science.
  • Kata
Everyone conducting scientific research should understand their key role in society as defenders of objectivity. In 2016, however, not everyone who thinks of themselves that way, however, are on the right side of the demarcation line, especially in areas of public health.
  • Nekora
This book presents a great selection of Popper's writings, a real a crash course on the thinking of one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. The book also presents his work regarding social and political philosophy. As almost any text dealing with philosophy, a calm and slow reading is absolutely required to fully grasp Popper's ideas, especially if you are a layman like me. I mean, this is not the kind of page-turner you can read entirely during a flight. This collection allows you to learn about Popper's legacy without the burden of reading his whole work, which I guess is almost reserved for scholars and students of philosophy.

I particularly enjoyed his ideas regarding the philosophy of science and scientific progress, specifically his critical rationalism and the concept of falsifiability (meaning that a hypothesis must be falsifiable and that a proposition or theory cannot be called scientific if it does not admit the possibility of being shown false). I highly recommend this book for those with a serious interest in the evolution of science and the scientific method. A worthy follow up to Sir Karl's views on science would be Thomas S. Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962). Tough many ideas between these two philosophers of science are similar, Kuhn, in his book The Essential Tension: Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change (1977), presents an interesting discussion in Chapter 11 (Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research) about the disagreements between his views and Popper's regarding scientific development.

By the way, Popper's ideas come very handy and this book is a must-read for those with a genuine interest in the trustworthiness of science behind the current "Consensus Theory" explaining the causes of Global Warming. You can bet that in a few years the way most climate scientists are handling simulation modeling, making predictions with an immature science, with selective interpretation of weather data will become a textbook case of politicized science, together with complete disregard for the most basic principles of the scientific method, including the fact that no criticism is allowed. As Popper said:

"If we are uncritical we shall always find what we want: we shall look for, and find, confirmations, and we shall look away from, and not see, whatever might be dangerous to our pet theories. In this way it is only too easy to obtain what appears to be overwhelming evidence in favor of a theory which, if approached critically, would have been refuted". The Poverty of Historicism (1957).
  • Macill
popper was a great liberal
  • Daizil
Still reading the text! Popper is always interesting! He is always correcting himself after criticisms from friends and facuilty.
  • Zahisan
Readable, thought provoking, and i can't believe i haven't read him until now.
Very good.