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The Duhem-Quine Thesis Reconsidered – Part One

A popular criticism of Karl Popper is that his criterion of falsifiability runs aground on the Duhem-Quine thesis. That is, for any putative falsification, it’s always possible to preserve a scientific hypothesis by revising auxiliary hypotheses in its stead. For … Continue reading

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Popular Popper series complete

With the publication of  the guide to Objective Knowledge  overnight the five volumes of the Popular Popper series are now published on Amazon, going head to head with Mills and Boone in the $3.99 price bracket. The first,  The Logic … Continue reading

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The Popular Popper Guide to The Open Society is here!

The third of the Popular Popper series has hit the streets, or at least the Kindles and cognate apps. Conjectures and Refutations is just about ready to load, then it takes a few hours or maybe a day to appear … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap between Popper and the Austrian economists

Brian Gladish has picked up the importance of Barry Smith’s work on “fallibillistic apriorism” (conjectural knowledge) and the way that this has corrects the unhelpful form of dogmatic apriorism that some of the Austrians picked up from von Mises. With … Continue reading

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The Logic of Scientific Discovery

The format issue is sorted, don’t ask me how – trial and error:) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BX3ATBS#reader_B00BX3ATBS From the  “jacket”. On the topic of jackets, don’t you love the covers which have been produced by Barnes, Catmur and Friends? What a shame that … Continue reading

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Popper guides launch: The Poverty of Historicism

UPDATE: The format problem in LSD is fixed although in both books the links from the table of contents are not working. OK in a preview but not in the live version. Actually The Logic of Scientific Discovery and The … Continue reading

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New book by Philip Benesch

The Viennese Socrates: Karl Popper and the Reconstruction of Progressive Politics. This book examines Karl Popper’s attempt to develop a political theory that draws upon Socratic fallibilism and commitment to ethical autonomy while preserving progressive sociological insights and commitment to … Continue reading

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Jeremy Shearmur, Critical Rationalist Scholar No. 10

Jeremy Shearmur has joined the list of  CR Scholars, a belated recognition of his work over many years, starting when he was a research assistant to Karl Popper (CR Scholar 5). Currently a Reader in Political Theory at the Australian … Continue reading

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No reasons are needed to admit error: “Popper’s Theory of Science: An Apologia”

In this 166 page volume Dr Carlos E. Garcia (2006) articulates a systematic analysis of Karl Popper’s philosophy of science. Popper’s core catechism is “I may be wrong and you may be right and by an effort we may get closer … Continue reading

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The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge

The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge (2009) was first published in German in 1979. It is a thick book comprising a collection of drafts and preliminary work from the years 1930 to 1933 for Karl Popper’s first … Continue reading

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