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    DescriptionIn a career spanning sixty years, Sir Karl Popper has made some of the most important contributions to the twentieth century discussion of science and rationality. The Myth of the Framework is a new collection of some of Popper's most important material on this subject. Sir Karl discusses such issues as the aims of science, the role that it plays in our civilization, the moral responsibility of the scientist, the structure of history, and the perennial choice between reason and revolution. In doing so, he attacks intellectual fashions (like positivism) that exagerrate what science and rationality have done, as well as intellectual fashions (like relativism) that denigrate what science and rationality can do. Scientific knowledge, according to Popper, is one of the most rational and creative of human achievements, but it is also inherently fallible and subject to revision. In place of intellectual fashions, Popper offers his own critical rationalism - a view that he regards both as a theory of knowlege and as an attitude towards human life, human morals and democracy. Published in cooperation with the Central European University.


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    Title
    The Myth of the Framework
    Subtitle
    In Defence of Science and Rationality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Karl Popper, Edited by Mark Amadeus Notturno
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415135559
    ISBN 10: 0415135559
    Classifications

    LC subject heading:
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    BIC subject category V2: PDA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HPC
    DC20: 192
    BIC subject category V2: PDR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    DC22: 501
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC classification: Q
    BISAC V2.8: PHI013000
    Abridged Dewey: 501
    B&T Approval Code: A50090000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15270
    Thema V1.0: QDH, PDR, PDA
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    25 January 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    ..."designed primarily to communicate Popper's philosophical ideas to a wider audience of interested scientists and educated lay persons. . .."-"Teaching Philosophy, December 1995 "Whether he is discussing physics, sociology, history, or political theory, Popper's basic concern is to develop a model of scientific rationality and to show how it is not only a theory of knowledge but also an attitude towards human life, human morals, and democracy."-"Teaching Philosophy, December 1994 ..."this volume would be very useful in introductory courses in the philosophy of science and science studies."-"Teaching Philosophy, December 1995 ...an inportant collection that no one interested in Popper's philosophy can afford to
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    This is a collection of some of Sir Karl Popper's most important material on the subject of science and rationality. In place of intellectual fashions, Popper offers his own critical rationalism--a view that he regards both as a theory of knowledge and as an attitude towards human life, human morals and democracy.