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Conocimiento Objetivo (Filosofia)

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The essays in this volume represent an approach to human knowledge that has had a profound influence on many recent thinkers. Popper breaks with a traditional commonsense theory of knowledge that can be traced back to Aristotle. A realist and fallibilist, he argues closely and in simple language that scientific knowledge, once stated in human language, is no longer part of ...more
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Published November 28th 2004 by Tecnos (first published 1972)
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Once I got over his attitude, and the first chapter was the worst for this, it was a relatively clear (as clear as philosophy can be) and worthwhile read. It's exciting to have read this so soon after Gilson's Methodological Realism, as they have a lot in common, and most of the differences are due to Gilson clinging too tightly to Aristotelianism or Popper overstating his differences with it in order to underline his points. It makes me think a new age of sense began to dawn in the 20th century ...more
I only read the first two sections of this book, but the first section should be enough. He summarises Hume's Problem of Induction (which is asphyxiatingly apparent in this increasingly relativist and anti-intellectual Western culture) and proposes a bleak but progressive empirical method for rolling the ball of truth forward, even if we don't know where (and perhaps why) it's going.

I have respect for Popper's reasoning and approach but it's just not all that fun or enjoyable to read due to its
3 1/2 stars. There's some great Popperian stuff here, but he concedes a great deal in the second appendix of this revised edition. He basically says that his answers to comparing the contents of predecessor and successor theories, his formulation of verismilitude, and his analysis of crucial experiments in physics are all faulty. And he doesn't provide any real answers to any of the criticisms of them.
This should be a must read material o0r even a must posses because one can use it at their own digression. It's expiration date is forever.
One of THE classics in the philosophy of science. I defy you to read this without agreeing vehemently. And disagreeing just as vehemently.
Craig J.
Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach by Karl R. Popper (1972)
I introduce this to my friends as best introduction to Popperian viewpoint.
Alexandre Guay
Un essentiel pour comprendre la position réaliste en épistémologie.
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Sir Karl Raimund Popper CH, FRS, FBA (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austrian and British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics. He is counted among the most influential philosophers of science of the 20th century, and also wrote extensively on social and political philosophy. Popper is known for repudiating the classical observationalist/inductivist account of sc ...more
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