An informal discussion about the big ideas of Karl Popper featuring Professor Geoffrey Stokes (Deputy PVC, RMIT Business Research) in conversation with Dr John Lenarcic (RMIT School of Business IT and
The Austrian-British philosopher Sir Karl Popper (1902-1994) originally trained as a cabinetmaker, later obtained a primary school teaching diploma and also qualified to teach mathematics and physics in secondary school but finally settled upon becoming a legendary academic generally regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest exponent of the philosophy of science.
He was the author of The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945) and Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963), amongst many other volumes. Popper was a champion of the falsifiable hypothesis as a distinctive feature of any valid scientific theory. Such a proposition made as a basis for reasoning is one that can be put to a test by which it could conceivably be refuted.
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