Genre = Philosophy, Epistemology
Great book that explains and sets the conditions for the growth of knowledge. Popper describes how every theory can be proven false, which is true given certain conditions. Popper does report that it is not in search of the prefect theory which cannot be proven wrong, but in search of a better theory that knowledge grows. Popper's examination of verisimilitude is very useful to know. Popper mentioned that clarity is really important to the point of saying that "lack of clarity is a sin, and pretentiousness is a crime", well, unfortunately Popper is not clear in all his writing. Clarity in everything is not possible considering everyone has different values for clarity. It might be that clarity requires prior knowledge (or rather training) in Popper's field which would clear up much of his arguments. The book is well written in most places.
Pages to read: 375
1st Edition: 1972
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