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Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge By Karl R. Popper,

  • Title: Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
  • Author: Karl R. Popper
  • ISBN: 9780061313769
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper s most wide ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work not only our knowledge, but ourConjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper s most wide ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.
    Conjectures and Refutations The Growth of Scientific Knowledge Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper s most wide ranging and popular works notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows but also for applying those ins

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    1. In my final years of high school, I encountered Popper s theory of the process of Conjectures and Refutations when studying the epistemology of science, and subsequently referenced his work in an essay yet my understanding of it at the time was highly superficial.When writing my final year dissertation at university, in Biology, I found myself mining through scientific literature and trying to place the experiment in its wider context I was confronted with an immense and initially overwhelming b [...]

    2. Popper is a point of required passage for all those which are interested in sciences But the originality is that the method Popper bracket with other sectors and particularly with the policy.Classically we defined a science in a positive way we choose an hypothesis, we accumulated experiments to check the veracity of its There a completely opposite way is taken We will imagine experiments to prove that this th ory is false.For exemple, the proposal is all the swans are white If I adopt an empiri [...]

    3. what is the book all about it discusses epistemology philosophy of knowledge , philosophy of science, logic, philosophy of language and politics.every article is an independant article, which can be read separatelye book s title conjectures and refutations is borrowed from one of the articles within this book, it stands for popper s philosophy of science and how science procedures, science stars from problems but not observations, a scientist propose a myth or conjecture or hypothesis from his m [...]

    4. This is in places an extremely engaging and intriguing book The history of philosophy Popper describes in the early chapters is fascinating, as is his chapter 15 demolishing Hegelian and Marxist dialectic between Gilson and Popper I have a feeling of much stronger grip of the history of philosophy where fortunately Gilson is strong where Popper is weak, i.e medieval philosophy.Let me quote from that chapter 15 a sentence out of a passage that I might take as a banner for the intellectual contrib [...]

    5. Brilliant writer very dense, intellectually complicated, and takes a long time to read But if you re looking for a book that makes you feel smarter and examine life critically and logically, then this book will help you along that path Popper s primary argument is that science is not developed through carefully thought out hypotheses, but by essentially random attempts at figuring things out conjectures and then attempts that prove them wrong refutations.He also argues that, basically, nothing [...]

    6. This book is a classic of twentieth century epistemology and the philosophy of science and must read for anyone interested in those subjects I also recommend this book for anyone interested in the development of knowledge as well as social justice within a democratic setting Popper s thesis is that the truth of any given matter is not obvious due to the limitations of human perception and reasoning and that, with this in mind, we should approach the process of observing and understanding the wor [...]

    7. Popper skriver engasjerende og klart uten forenkle Boken gir god innsikt i hypotesetisk deduktiv metode samtidig som den spenner over sv rt mange forskjellige filosofiske tema Dessverre er den ganske repetitiv og til tider for omstendelig Det kan av og til virke som han sl r inn pne d rer anti kommunisme og anti dialektikk , men med tanke p at f rste utgave ble gitt ut i 1963 kan det ogs bety at slagene er vunnet i etterkant Jeg liker at Popper er rlig, litt frekk og veldig direkte Den er verdt [...]

    8. Conjectures and Refutations 1963 is Karl Popper s extension of his original work The Logic of Scientific Discovery 1934 English version published in 1956 It is a collection of philosophical essays and adresses for audiences or the radio In a sense, this book is nothing new under the sun, if you already know Popper s philosophy of science This doesn t mean that it isn t interesting material, but it lacks the originality and impressiveness of Popper s first work.So what is interesting about this b [...]

    9. This book has given me a lot to think about The most important lesson that I got from it is that a good scientific theory is very specific and seeks falsification The problem with Freudian science, astrology, and other such broad theories is that they are vague and can be applied to almost everything Everything can be interpreted with a pseudoscientific lens Once someone believes in Marx or Freud, it is easy to view all human interactions as manipulated by bourgeois propaganda, or simply symptom [...]

    10. Karl Popper is one of the leading figures in the 20th century philosophy of science He is primarily known for his emphasis on the concept of falsification The popular understanding of Popper goes something like this Science is good, science is about falsification, and if it can t be falsified, it s nonsense This straw Popperism is open to a number of objections, advanced forcefully by e.g Kuhn.As it happens, Popper s thought is much sensible and subtle than I had realized He s perfectly aware t [...]

    11. This is a collection of papers lectures essays that touches on most of the major philosophical ideas of Popper s at this stage in his career If a person has read his previous works, this will almost seem like a review of many of his previously stated positions But that s not necessarily a bad thing He works hard to clarify all his ideas even , or to present them from a new perspective, which is very much appreciated as a major help in digesting his occasionally difficult and technical thought.Th [...]

    12. The biggest problem with Popper is that he is far from the greatest writer ever I find I am in general agreement with many of his ideas, but he does not make it easy He repeats himself He is overly vague When he restates himself, he can be ever vague sometimes There is little flow to his writing The major exception to this is Self Reference and Meaning in Ordinary Language, an imitation Socratic dialogue disputing Wittgenstein at all It is far and away the best written thing in the volume and f [...]

    13. Karl Popper is one of those philosophers for whom the reading is a direct challenge to my own beliefs than an attempt to refine my current way of thinking I should start by saying that Conjectures and Refutations is an uncommonly well written book, and should if nothing else serve as a style guide for how to write engaging philosophy And I should add that Popper s thesis of falsification, while it needed and continues to need refinement to give an accurate portrayal of what scientific knowledge [...]

    14. One of the most challenging ideas from this book is to convince the general society to acknowledge that no amount of confirmative evidence can validate a theory to the same extend as how one counter example could invalidate a theory once and for all We are socially conditioned not to rock the boat argue and criticize , to trust the viewpoints of experts elders authority, and we are told that we have to prove our case with evidence or testimony from a trust worthy source Popper proposed that it i [...]

    15. Review ini biang, A hypothesis cannot be proved with a thousand supporting examples, but can be disproved by a single contrary example Those areas that do not work like this psychology, etc are not sciences but pseudo sciences Ada nuansa rivalitas metodologis antara science dan non science kah he he he menggelitik ke Feyerabend an saya.

    16. Popper is brilliant He s a terrific writer his thoughts are original, yet is prose is clear and straightforward With the exception of one or two boring essays, this collection is the shit Check it out

    17. Fascinating and very challenging If you haven t read his Logic of Scientific Discovery, you should read that one first, as he refers back to it frequently Consider this a major extension of that previous work.

    18. The best philosophical treatise I ve read Before reading it, I had always been under the assumption that Pooper was boring at best But upon reading, I realize he s only boring because he s right.

    19. Admittedly I only read a few of the essays at the start, but enjoyable reading His writing style is not so difficult as many philosophy texts with each chapter after intro being potentially stand alone and written in the style of a lecturer orating for a class.

    20. For anyone who wants to understand the scientific method or simply appreciates excellent exposition will enjoy Popper s essays Like so many others, his principles are simple, and often misquoted or misused Reading his words for yourself is the only way.

    21. Tough Reading His entire idea makes logical sense upon reflection A must read for anyone interested in understanding the philosophy of science Together with The logic of Scientific Discovery, both are excellent and very tough read.

    22. One of the best reads in attempting to understand how scientific knowledge expands Very insightful and thought provoking and full of information.

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