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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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Sep 30, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Aug 22, 2015 Eugene Kernes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: knowledge
Great book that explains and sets the conditions for the growth of knowledge. Popper describes how every theory can be proven false, which is true given certain conditions. Popper does report that it is not in search of the prefect theory which cannot be proven wrong, but in search of a better theory that knowledge grows. Popper's examination of verisimilitude is very useful to know. Popper mentioned that clarity is really important to the point of saying that "lack of clarity is a sin, and pret ...more
Jan 18, 2016 Liam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophical
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
May 30, 2012 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Alex Taremwa
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.
Mar 20, 2008 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of THE classics in the philosophy of science. I defy you to read this without agreeing vehemently. And disagreeing just as vehemently.
Craig Bolton
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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“Every time we proceed to explain some conjectural law or theory by a new conjectural theory of a higher degree of universality, we are discovering more about the world, trying to penetrate deeper into its secrets. And every time we succeed in falsifying a theory of this kind, we make an important new discovery. For these falsifications are most important. They teach us the unexpected; and they reassure us that, although our theories are made by ourselves, although they are our own inventions, they are none the less genuine assertions about the world; for they can clash with something we never made.” 1 likes
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