Conocimiento Objetivo (Filosofia)
by Karl Popper
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)
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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
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.
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...moreMore about Karl Popper...
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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.”More quotes…