The Logic of Scientific Discovery
The original German edition
|Original title||Logik der Forschung|
|Cover artist||Dibakar Das|
|Subject||Philosophy of science|
Published in English
|Pages||513 (2002 Routledge edition)|
0-415-27844-9 (2002 Routledge edition)
The Logic of Scientific Discovery (German: Logik der Forschung, which, however, literally means "The Logic of Research") is a 1934 book by Karl Popper. Popper rewrote his book in English and republished it in 1959. The work has become famous.
Popper argues that science should adopt a methodology based on falsifiability, because no number of experiments can ever prove a theory, but a single experiment can contradict one. Popper held that empirical theories are characterized by falsifiability.
The Logic of Scientific Discovery has become famous. Harry Guntrip writes that its publication "greatly stimulated the discussion of the nature of scientific knowledge, even by those who do not wholly agree with him, such as Kuhn of Princeton...and Harré of Oxford". Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology, valued the work according to the writer Vincent Brome, who recalls Jung remarking in 1938 that it exposed "some of the shortcomings of science".
- Full title: Logik der Forschung. Zur Erkenntnistheorie der modernen Naturwissenschaft.
- See recurrences on Google Books.
- Cornforth, Maurice (1968). The Open Philosophy and the Open Society: A Reply to Dr. Karl Popper's Refutations of Marxism. New York: International Publishers. p. 5.
- Guntrip, H (September 1978). "Psychoanalysis and some scientific and philosophical critics: (Dr Eliot Slater, Sir Peter Medawar and Sir Karl Popper)". The British journal of medical psychology 51 (3): 207–24. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.1978.tb02466.x. PMID 356870.
- Brome, Vincent (1980). Jung: Man and Myth. London: Paladin. p. 14. ISBN 0-586-08361-8.
- English version publisher's web site
- German version publisher's web site
- Limited preview of the book with a table of contents, Google Books