The Logic of Scientific Discovery

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 513 pages
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Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day.
  

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User Review  - Fil Krynicki - Goodreads

I must admit, I gave up 25% through Karl Popper's formulation of probability theory. It seemed to be retreading a great deal of ground quite slowly. I don't doubt that there is value there, but I am ... Read full review

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The middle section is too technical for me. I am reading a book on logic in the hope it might help me. It is worth sticking with as popper sums everything up well at the end. i knew the ideas, but had ... Read full review

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Contents

On the Problem of a Theory of Scientific Method
27
Some Structural Components of a Theory of Experience
35
Falsifiability
57
The Problem of the Empirical Basis
74
Theory and Experiment
88
Degrees of Testability
95
Logical Ranges Notes on the Theory of Measurement
108
Degrees of Testability Compared by Reference to Dimensions
110
Infimte Sequences Hypothetical Estimates of Frequency
154
An Exammation of the Axiom of Randomness 59 ChanceLike Sequences Objective Probability
163
Go Bernoullis Problem
164
6i The Law of Great Numbers Bernoullis Theorem
168
Bernoullis Theorem and the Interpretation of Probability Statements
171
Bernoullis Theorem and the Problem of Convergence
173
Some Observaiions on Quantum Theory
209
i0 Corroboraiion or How a Theory Stands up to Tests
248

The Dimension of a Set of Curves 40 Two Ways of Reducmg the Number of Dimensions of a Set of Curves
119
Simplicity
121
4i Elimmation of the Aesthetic and the Pragmatic Concepts of Simplicity
122
The Methodalogical Problem of Simplicity 43 Simplicity and Degree of Falsifiability
126
Geometrical Shape and Functional Form
128
The Simplicity of Euclidean Geometry
129
Conventionalism and the Concept of Simplicity
130
Probability
133
The Problem of Interpretmg Probability Statements 48 Subjective and Objective Interpretations
135
The Fundamental Problem of the Theory of Chance
138
The Frequency Theory of von Mises
139
5t Plan for a New Theory of Probability
141
Relative Frequency withm a Fmite Class 53 Selection Independence Insensitiveness Irrelevance
145
Fmite Sequences Ordmal Selection and Neighbourhood Selection
147
nFreedom m Fimte Sequences 56 Sequences of Segments The First Form of the Binomial Formula
152
APPENDICES
281
Formula
290
Examinaiion of an Objection The TwoSlit
297
Remarks Concermng an Imaginary Experiment
305
i Two Notes on Induction and Demarcaiion
312
li A Note on Probability i938
319
ili On the Heuristic Use of the Classical Definition
325
vi On Objective Disorder or Randomness
369
vili Content Simplicity and Dimension
392
Staiistical Tests
402
x Universals Dispositions and Naiural
440
xi On the Use and Misuse of Imaginary
464
xli The Experiment of Einstein Podolsky and Rosen
481
INDICES compiled by Dr J Agassi
489
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Popper is deceased. He is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest philosophers and most influential thinkers of our time.

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