- He was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor
|Real name:||Karl Raimund Popper|
|How tall was Karl Popper?||185 cm / 6 ft 1 in||Born:||28 July 1902 Comment |
|When did Karl Popper die? / Died||17 September 1994|
|How many years did Karl Popper live? / Lived||92 years|
|Where was Karl Popper born?||Vienna, Austria|
|Where did Karl Popper die? / Deathplace ||Kenley, UK|
Who was Karl Popper? / Facts
- One of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century
- Known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method, in favour of empirical falsification: A theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can and should be scrutinized by decisive experiments
- Known for his opposition to the classical justificationist account of knowledge, which he replaced with critical rationalism, namely "the first non-justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy"
- Open society - In political discourse, he is known for his vigorous defence of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he came to believe made a flourishing open society possible
- His political philosophy embraces ideas from all major democratic political ideologies and attempts to reconcile them: socialism/social democracy, libertarianism/classical liberalism and conservatism
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Last update: 11 August 2019
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