The Logic of Scientific Discovery

By Karl R. Popper | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
Translators' Note6
Preface to the First Edition, 193413
Preface to the English Edition, 195815
PART I Introduction to the Logic of Science
Chapter I. A SURVEY OF SOME FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS27
1. The Problem of Induction.
2. Elimination of Psychologism.
3. Deductive Testing of Theories.
4. The Problem of Demarcation.
5. Experience as a Method.
6. Falsifiability as a Criterion of Demarcation.
7. The Problem of the 'Empirical Basis'.
8. Scientific Objectivity and Subjective Conviction.
Chapter II. ON THE PROBLEM OF A THEORY OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD49
9. Why Methodological Decisions are Indispensable.
10. The Naturalistic Approach to the Theory of Method.
11. Methodological Rules as Conventions.
PART II Some Structural Components of a Theory of Experience
Chapter III. THEORIES59
12. Causality, Explanation, and the Deduction of Predictions.
13. Strict and Numerical Universality.
14. Universal Concepts and Individual Concepts.
15. Strictly Universal and Existential Statements.
16. Theoretical Systems.
17. Some Possibilities of Interpreting a System of Axioms.
18. Levels of Universality. The Modus Tollens.

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