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Series: Postscript to The Logic of Scientific Discovery

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Realism and the aim of science by Karl Popper1
The Open Universe: An Argument for Indeterminism by Karl Popper2
Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics: From The Postscript to the Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper3

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The Postscript to The Logic of Scientific Discovery was written mainly during the years 1951-56, at the time when Logik Der Forschung was being translated into English as The Logic of Scientific Discovery. The different volumes were originally intended as a series of appendixes to The Logic of Scientific Discovery, where Popper would expand, correct and develop its ideas. But one group of appendices grew into a work far exceeding The Logic of Scientific Discovery, so it was decided to publish these as a separate work called Postscript: After 20 years. But no sooner had the text been set in typed galley proofs in 1956-57, when the project came to a halt because Popper had to have operations on both of his eyes. When he had recovered, Popper did do a great deal of work on the book, but other projects took over (completely after 1962) and the Postscript lay unpublished for decades. (Fortunately, at least some of Popper's associates and students had access to it.) The three volumes can be read separately, but bear in mind that they form a connected series of arguments. Each volume attacks one or another of the subjectivist or idealist approaches to knowledge. (from The Karl Popper Web)

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