The Logic of Scientific DiscoveryWhen first published in 1959, this book revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge. It remains the one of the most widely read books about science to come out of the twentieth century. 
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User Review  Brian Powell  GoodreadsThe Logic of Scientific Discovery is Karl Popper's great work in which he lays out his thesis of deductivism  a logical approach to science based on the falsification, rather than confirmation, of ... Read full review
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User Review  GoodreadsThe most elegant response to Hume's problem of induction I've read thus far. Karl Popper writes with great conversational clarity, which makes this an exhilarating and unexpectedly fast read. Basic ... Read full review
Contents
Preface to the First Edition 1934  13 
Preface to the English Edition 1958  15 
PART I  25 
Copyright  
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