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Karl Popper

(1902 - 1994) Austrian Born Philosopher

 



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Karl Popper was a philosopher. He was born in Vienna in 1902 and died in 1994. From 1937 to 1945 he taught philosophy at the University of New Zealand. He then went on to become the professor of Logic and Scientific method at the London School of Economics from 1949 to 1969. He was knighted in 1965.

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Quotations from Karl Popper:

 It is often asserted that discussion is only possible between people who have a common language and accept common basic assumptions.

I think that this is a mistake. 

All that is needed is a readiness to learn from one's partner in the discussion, which includes a genuine wish to understand what he intends to say.

If this readiness is there, the discussion will be the more fruitful the more the partner's backgrounds differ.

Karl Popper, (1902 - 1994) Austrian Born Philosopher
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963) 




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