Logic of Scientific Discovery

ISBN-10: 0415278449
ISBN-13: 9780415278447
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Karl R. Popper
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Description: First published in English in 1959, Karl Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge and is one of the most widely read books about science written in the 20th century.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

First published in English in 1959, Karl Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge and is one of the most widely read books about science written in the 20th century.

Karl Popper (1902-94). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.Jeremy Shearmur is Reader in Philosophy at the Australian National University

Translators' Note
Preface to the First Edition, 1934
Preface to the First English Edition, 1959
Introduction to the Logic of Science
A Survey of Some Fundamental Problems
On the Problem of a Theory of Scientific Method
Some Structural Components of a Theory of Experience
Theories
Falsifiability
The Problem of the Empirical Basis
Degrees of Testability
Simplicity
Probability
Some Observations on Quantum Theory
Corroboration, or How a Theory Stands up to Tests
Definition of the Dimension of a Theory
The General Calculus of Frequency in Finite Classes
Derivation of the First Form of the Binomial Formula
A Method of Constructing Models of Random Sequences
Examination of an Objection. The Two-Slit Experiment
Concerning a Non-Predictive Procedure of Measuring
Remarks Concerning an Imaginary Experiment
New Appendices
Two Notes on Induction and Demarcation, 1933-1934
A Note on Probability, 1938
On the Heuristic Use of the Classical Definition of Probability
The Formal Theory of Probability
Derivations in the Formal Theory of Probability
On Objective Disorder or Randomness
Zero Probability and the Fine-Structure of Probability and of Content
Content, Simplicity, and Dimension
Corroboration, the Weight of Evidence, and Statistical Tests
Universals, Dispositions, and Natural or Physical Necessity
On the Use and Misuse of Imaginary Experiments, Especially in Quantum Theory
The Experiment of Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen. A Letter from Albert Einstein, 1935
Indices
Name Index
Subject Index

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