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Popper, Otto Selz and the Rise of Evolutionary Epistemology

ISBN-10: 0521830745

ISBN-13: 9780521830744

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michel Ter Hark

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Description:

This book demonstrates that Karl Popper's philosophy of science, with its emphasis on the method of trial and error, is largely based on the psychology of Otto Selz. Selz's theory of problem solving and scientific discovery laid the foundation for much of contemporary cognitive psychology. This original analysis covers Popper's early writings before he began his career as a philosopher.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/9/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

List of illustrations
Preface
Tracing the genesis of an idea
Psychology of thinking, evolutionary theory and psychoanalysis
Popper and the foundations of pedagogy
Otto Selz and the science of problem solving
Popper���s psychology of knowledge
Evolutionary epistemology and the mind-body problem
Notes
Bibliography
Index