Karl Popper's Philosophy of Science: Rationality without Foundations
By: Stefano Gattei (author)Paperback
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This book seeks to rectify misrepresentations of Popperian thought with a historical approach to Popper's philosophy, an approach which applies his own mature view, that we gain knowledge through conjectures and refutations, to his own development, by portraying him in his intellectual growth as just such a series. Gattei seeks to reconstruct the logic of Popper's development, in order to show how one problem and its tentative solution led to a new problem.
Stefano Gattei graduated in Philosophy in Milan and was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bristol, with a dissertation on Thomas Kuhn's "linguistic turn" and the legacy of Logical Positivism. After lecturing in Milan, Padua, Vercelli and Pisa, he was fellow at Columbia University and is currently assistant professor at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca. He has published widely on contemporary issues in the philosophy of science, ranging from the incommensurability thesis, the dynamic of conceptual change, rationality, relativism, and relativism. Presently, he is a member of the Philosophy of Science Association, of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, of the SILFS, Societa Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze and of the Societa italiana di storici della fisica e dell'astronomia.
Introduction: Critical Rationalism Chapter 1: Young Popper's Intellectual Revolution Chapter 2: Science and Philosophy Chapter 3: Metaphysics Chapter 4: Popper and Kuhn: Clashing Metaphysics Chapter 5: The Ethical Nature of Popper's Understanding of Rationality
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