Who is Karl Raimund Popper?June 25, 2021
He was an Austrian-born British philosopher who lived from 28 July 1902 to 17 September 1994. He made important contributions to the philosophy of science.
Karl Raimund Popper was born on 28 July 1902 in Vienna. He studied at the University of Vienna between 1918-1928. In the same period, at the age of twenty, he also studied carpentry from the Viennese master Adalbert Pösch and became a journeyman in 1924. In 1928, he received his doctorate under the supervision of language theorist Karl Bühler. He immigrated to New Zealand in 1937, before the Nazis invaded Austria. There he became an associate professor at Canterbury University College and taught philosophy until the end of 1945.
He became a British citizen in 1945. He went to England in 1946 and worked as a professor of logic and scientific method at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1961, at a meeting in Tübingen, he engaged in a “positivism debate” (Positivismmusstreit) with Theodor W. Adorno. Queen II in 1965. He was given the title “Sir” by Elizabeth. He retired from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1969. After this date, he continued to give lectures as a visiting professor at various universities, was awarded many awards, and concentrated on the writing of his books. He died on 17 September 1994 in East Croyden (London).
Also Please See:
– Philosophy of science and logical reasoning
– The place of the problem of induction in Popper’s philosophy of science
– The philosophy of science of Karl Raimund Popper
– The perspective of Karl Raimund Popper on social sciences
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook