Karl Popper on Science and Pseudo Science
Keywords:Science, Pseudo Science, Principle of Falsifiability, Verifiability
Purpose: The aim of this research is to understand thoroughly the concept of Science and Pseudo Science of Karl R. Popper, who appeared before the world as an original thinker with his novel and creative ideas about Science. Furthermore, this study will help comprehend the influence of his Principle of Falsifiability on different forms of human learning e.g., Science, Art, Social Sciences etc.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The study is fundamentally theoretical and qualitative in nature, in which the original books and articles of Popper are used as primary source.
Findings: The author of the article suggests that every educated person in the world should read Popper and understand the role of creative conjectures in human progress. Moreover, it should be kept in mind that human knowledge is not certain and conclusive.
Implications/Originality/Value: So, it is concluded that for Popper the method of Science is simple a Trial and Error method and observation and experience play the role of a negative argument along with Critical Rationalism to check the validity of Scientific statements.
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