Popper (1972)

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Popper, Karl. (1972) Objective Knowledge. Oxford University Press.

Title Objective Knowledge
Resource Type book
Author(s) Karl Popper
Year 1972
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0198750246


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 ourselves but a separate entity that grows through critical selection.