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University of Canterbury Faculty: Karl Popper, Alexander Ivashkin, J. G. A. Pocock, Denis Dutton, Austin Mitchell, Alexander William Bickerton

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781155407838
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34 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Karl Popper, Alexander Ivashkin, J. G. A. Pocock, Denis Dutton, Austin Mitchell, Alexander WilliamMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Karl Popper, Alexander Ivashkin, J. G. A. Pocock, Denis Dutton, Austin Mitchell, Alexander William Bickerton, Frederick Wollaston Hutton, Eileen Mayo, Liz Gordon, Charles Chilton, Arthur Prior, Lyle Campbell, Kennedy Graham, Julius von Haast, Malvina Major, Euan Mason, Michael Endres, John Warham, Jack Copeland, Vincent Orange, Robert Allinson, William A. Sutton, Pieter B. Pelser, Phyllis Guthardt, Keith Vivian Alexander, Vernon Midgley, Tipene ORegan, Edward Countryman, John C. Butcher, W. H. Oliver, W. David McIntyre, Ian T. Smith, Stephen Todd, George Jobberns, Roger Nokes, John Joseph Saunders, Andrew Drummond, Nigel Healey. Excerpt: Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH FRS FBA (28 July 1902 - 17 September 1994) was an Austro-British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics. He is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century- he also wrote extensively on social and political philosophy. Popper is known for his attempt to repudiate the classical observationalist / inductivist form of scientific method in favour of empirical falsification. He is also known for his opposition to the classical justificationist account of knowledge which he replaced with critical rationalism, the first non justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy. As well, he is known for his vigorous defense of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he came to believe made a flourishing open society possible. Karl Popper was born in Vienna (then in Austria-Hungary) in 1902, to upper middle-class parents. All of Karl Poppers grandparents were Jewish, but the Popper family converted to Lutheranism before Karl was born. Karls father Simon Siegmund Carl Popper was a lawyer from Bohemia, and mother Jenny Schiff was of Silesian and Hungarian descent. After...