Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Conocimiento Objetivo (Filosofia)” as Want to Read:
Conocimiento Objetivo (Filosofia)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Conocimiento Objetivo (Filosofia)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  157 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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
Paperback, 344 pages
Published November 28th 2004 by Tecnos (first published 1972)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Conocimiento Objetivo, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Conocimiento Objetivo

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 576)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Paul
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
Liam
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
...more
Tom
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
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.
Elizabeth
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)
Sherwin
I introduce this to my friends as best introduction to Popperian viewpoint.
Alexandre Guay
Un essentiel pour comprendre la position réaliste en épistémologie.
Gonnamakeit
Gonnamakeit marked it as to-read
May 19, 2015
New Atlantis
New Atlantis marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Ecce Homo
Ecce Homo is currently reading it
May 16, 2015
Mohamed Ahmed
Mohamed Ahmed marked it as to-read
May 16, 2015
Grace
Grace marked it as to-read
May 14, 2015
Lasse Skou Lindstad
Lasse Skou Lindstad marked it as to-read
May 14, 2015
Christina
Christina marked it as to-read
May 11, 2015
Amr
Amr marked it as to-read
May 08, 2015
Mikkel Hartmann
Mikkel Hartmann marked it as to-read
May 04, 2015
Vasile Rotaru
Vasile Rotaru marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2015
Tareq Amin
Tareq Amin marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2015
Ryan
Ryan marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
Víctor G. Juncal
Víctor G. Juncal marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2015
Ben Erlandson
Ben Erlandson marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2015
Soumyadipta Mandal
Soumyadipta Mandal marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2015
Richard Kemp
Richard Kemp marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2015
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 19 20 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues
  • Fact, Fiction, and Forecast
  • Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science
  • From a Logical Point of View: Nine Logico-Philosophical Essays
  • The Rediscovery of the Mind (Representation and Mind)
  • The Counter-Revolution Of Science
  • Introduction to Aristotle
  • Reason, Truth and History
  • The Two Cultures & A Second Look: An Expanded Version of The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution
  • Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations
  • Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism
  • Principia Mathematica to '56 (Mathematical Library)
  • Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings
  • Science in a Free Society
  • Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
  • The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
  • Science & Human Values
  • The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World
6211
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
More about Karl Popper...
The Logic of Scientific Discovery The Open Society and Its Enemies, Volume 1 : The Spell of Plato The Open Society and Its Enemies, Volume Two: Hegel and Marx Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge The Poverty of Historicism

Share This Book

“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
More quotes…