Logic of Scientific Discovery / Edition 2

Logic of Scientific Discovery / Edition 2

by Karl Popper, Popper Karl
     
 

Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside… See more details below

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Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415278447
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
15TH
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
353,271
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Translators' Note
Preface to the First Edition, 1934
Preface to the First English Edition, 1959
Pt. IIntroduction to the Logic of Science
1A Survey of Some Fundamental Problems3
2On the Problem of a Theory of Scientific Method27
Pt. IISome Structural Components of a Theory of Experience
3Theories37
4Falsifiability57
5The Problem of the Empirical Basis74
6Degrees of Testability95
7Simplicity121
8Probability133
9Some Observations on Quantum Theory209
10Corroboration, or How a Theory Stands up to Tests248
App. iDefinition of the Dimension of a Theory283
App. iiThe General Calculus of Frequency in Finite Classes286
App. iiiDerivation of the First Form of the Binomial Formula290
App. ivA Method of Constructing Models of Random Sequences293
App. vExamination of an Objection. The Two-Slit Experiment297
App. viConcerning a Non-Predictive Procedure of Measuring301
App. viiRemarks Concerning an Imaginary Experiment305
New Appendices
iTwo Notes on Induction and Demarcation, 1933-1934312
iiA Note on Probability, 1938319
iiiOn the Heuristic Use of the Classical Definition of Probability325
ivThe Formal Theory of Probability329
vDerivations in the Formal Theory of Probability356
viOn Objective Disorder or Randomness369
viiZero Probability and the Fine-Structure of Probability and of Content374
viiiContent, Simplicity, and Dimension392
ixCorroboration, the Weight of Evidence, and Statistical Tests402
xUniversals, Dispositions, and Natural or Physical Necessity440
xiOn the Use and Misuse of Imaginary Experiments, Especially in Quantum Theory464
xiiThe Experiment of Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen. A Letter from Albert Einstein, 1935481
Indices
Name Index489
Subject Index494

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