The Logic of Scientific Discovery first presented Karl Popper's main ideas on methodology, including falsifiability as a criterion for science and the representation of scientific theories as logical systems from which other results followed by pure deduction. Both ideas are qualified and extended in later works by Popper and his follower Imré Lakatos.

Popper was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1902. During the 1920s, he was an early and enthusiastic participant in the philosophical movement called the Vienna Circle. After the rise of Nazism, he fled Austria for New Zealand, where he spent World War II. In 1949, he was appointed Professor of Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he remained for the rest of his teaching career. He was ...

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