Karl Raimund Popper And The Philosophy Of Science

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NAME: VADICHERLA SATHWIKA ID NUMBER: 2013A3PS171H KARL POPPER Karl Raimund Popper was born on 28 July 1902 in Vienna. He was a professor and philosopher of Austrian-British descent, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosopher of science in the 20th century. Popper holds a PhD in Philosophy. His approach to philosophy is platonic. Philosophy for popper is an exploratory, self-critical, hesitant and skeptical kind of inquiry. Popper being a rationalist believed that the main essence in the philosophy of science is setting apart science from non-science. In 1935, Popper published his first major work in the philosophy of science “Logik der Forschung (The Logic of Research) and translated this book to English and published it under the title “The Logic of Scientific Discovery” in the year in 1959. Popper was very much engrossed by the differences among the so-called scientific theories of Freud and Einstein. Popper studied published works of Freud and also attended lectures of Einstein. During this period he noticed that Freud predicted that our childhood experiences would have a heavy bearing on who we grew up to be where as Einstein waited for a solar eclipse that could disprove his entire theory of relativity. Freud used to confirm his theory by looking at the events that have occurred in the past, Einstein wasn’t looking at past data to support the events but was rather looking ahead and predicted future states. Popper finally tried to differentiate science from
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