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Ideas of Karl Popper, by Text

[Austrian, 1902 - 1994, Born in Vienna. Refugee. Professor at the London School of Economics.]

1932 Two Problems of Epistemology
p.256 p.345 Particulars can be verified or falsified, but general statements can only be falsified (conclusively)
1934 The Logic of Scientific Discovery
p.15 Good theories have empirical content, explain a lot, and are not falsified
p.31 There is no such thing as induction
p.43 Falsification is the criterion of demarcation between science and non-science
p.87 We don't only reject hypotheses because we have falsified them
p.179 If falsification requires logical inconsistency, then probabilistic statements can't be falsified
p.180 When Popper gets in difficulties, he quietly uses induction to help out
1945 Open Society and Its Enemies:Hegel and Marx
p.179 Popper felt that ancient essentialism was a bar to progress
1963 Conjectures and Refutations
3.3 p.104 Galilean science aimed at true essences, as the ultimate explanations
3.3 p.105 Science does not aim at ultimate explanations
3.3 p.106 Essentialist views of science prevent further questions from being raised
3.3 n17 p.106 Human artefacts may have essences, in their purposes
1993 A World of Propensities
p.14 p.106 Propensities are part of a situation, not part of the objects