Realism and the Aim of Science. ... From the postscript to the logic of scientific discovery edited by W.W. Bartley III.

POPPER Karl R. (1983.)


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First US edition. 8vo. xxix, [1], 420, [3] pp. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (top edge lightly spotted, jacket slightly edge worn, rear turn-in creased, otherwise a very good copy). Totowa, Rowman and Littlefield.

A presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Marianne and John, with love, from Karl" in ink on the front free endpaper. The recipients are presumably the Oxford physiologists Marianne Fillenz and her husband John Clarke. Fillenz was greatly influenced by Popper's work, a testament to his critical influence both within the philosophy of science and - a rare distinction - on the methods of practising scientists.

The first volume of Popper's Postscript to the Logic of Scientific Discovery, originally written during the 1950s and circulated privately in proof and manuscript before being edited for publication by W.W. Bartley III. Here Popper tackles issues such as induction, demarcation, corroboration, and the propensity theory of probability, themes united by all his commitment to realism. 

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