POPPER, Sir Karl

POPPER, Sir Karl
   Austrian born British philosopher whose Jewish parents converted to CHRISTIANITY. After a short period as a Marxist, he became disenchanted and was associated with the VIENNA CIRCLE which he also found inadequate. His own philosophy is set forth in The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934) and a series of other books including the powerful The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) which is a sustained attack on both MARXISM and FASCISM. He argued that what separates MODERN, or OPEN SOCIETY, from TRIBAL, or CLOSED SOCIETY, is the scientific method which he sees as a technique for testing theories through their FALSIFICATION. A controversial figure, his arguments are often avoided by contemporary scholars who prefer to ignore rather than face the full force of his arguments.

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  • Popper, Sir Karl — ▪ British philosopher in full  Karl Raimund Popper   born July 28, 1902, Vienna, Austria died Sept. 17, 1994, Croydon, Greater London, Eng.       Austrian born British philosopher of natural and social science who subscribed to antideterminist… …   Universalium

  • Popper,Sir Karl Raimund — Pop·per (pŏpʹər), Sir Karl Raimund. 1902 1994. British philosopher known for his contributions to the understanding of scientific reasoning and his attacks on historicism. His works include The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1931) and The Open… …   Universalium

  • Popper, Sir Karl Raimund — ▪ 1995       Austrian born British philosopher (b. July 28, 1902, Vienna, Austria Hungary d. Sept. 17, 1994, Croydon, Surrey, England), believed that knowledge particularly scientific knowledge evolves from individual experience and cannot be… …   Universalium

  • Popper, Sir Karl (Raimund) — born July 28, 1902, Vienna, Austria died Sept. 17, 1994, Croydon, Greater London, Eng. Austrian British philosopher of natural and social science. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he rejected the traditional conception of induction,… …   Universalium

  • Popper, Sir Karl (Raimund) — (28 jul. 1902, Viena, Austria–17 sept. 1994, Croydon, Greater London, Inglaterra). Filósofo británico de las ciencias naturales y sociales de origen austríaco. En La lógica de la investigación científica (1934), rechazó la concepción tradicional… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Sir-Karl-Popperschule — Das Schulgebäude am Wiedner Gürtel Die Sir Karl Popper Schule ist ein Oberstufengymnasium und Oberstufenrealgymnasium im 4. Wiener Gemeindebezirk Wieden. Das Gebäude wurde 1909 nach Plänen von Emil Hoppe und seinem Bruder Paul Hoppe für den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sir Karl Raimund Popper — noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902 1994) • Syn: ↑Popper, ↑Karl Popper • Hypernyms: ↑philosopher …   Useful english dictionary

  • Popper — (sir Karl Raimund) (1902 1994) philosophe britannique d origine autrichienne. épistémologue, il a défini les critères de démarcation entre science et métaphysique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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