Karl Popper was a celebrated Austrian-born British philosopher and professor best remembered for relentlessly opposing the classical inductivist account of the scientific method and promoting empirical falsification instead. His impressive contribution to science saw him join the ranks of the 20th century's greatest philosophers of science.
He was born to Jenny Schiff and Simon Siegmund Carl Popper. He was married to a woman named Josefine Anna Henninger.
He and his wife Josefine deliberately decided not to bring children into the world because of the threats of war. He later stated that although their decision was cowardly, it was right.
His book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, is widely regarded as one of the most important books of the twentieth century.
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.Karl Popper
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.Karl Popper
Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.Karl Popper
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.Karl Popper
Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.Karl Popper
We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.Karl Popper
was a famous Austrian-English philosopher,
who was born on
July 28, 1902. As a person born on this date, Karl Popper is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 28) and the 10th most popular for the year (1902).
People born on July 28
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Karl Popper is the 440th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Karl Popper's birthday, Karl Popper is the 1st most famous Austrian-English and ranks 10th in famous people born in Vienna.
In general, Karl Popper ranks as the 5230th
most popular famous person, and the 24th most popular philosopher of all time.
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