Popper, Karl R. (Karl Raimund), 1902-1994

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Birth 1902-07-28
Death 1994-09-17
German, English

Biographical notes:

Karl Raimund Popper, 1902-1994, was born in Vienna, Austria, and gained a PhD from the University of Vienna in 1926. From 1930 to 1935, he worked as a schoolteacher in Vienna, and from 1937 to 1945, he was senior lecturer in Philosophy at Canterbury University College, University of New Zealand, Christchurch. In 1945, he became Reader in Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics, and in 1949, he became Professor of Logic and Scientific Method, a post that he held until 1969 when he became Emeritus Professor. He also held the posts of Guest Professor in the Theory of Science at the University of Vienna and Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University from 1986, and was President of the Aristotelian Society, 1958-1959, and President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, 1959-1961. He was a prolific author and published many works on the philosophy of science, historicism and political thought.

From the guide to the POPPER, Sir Karl Raimund, 1902-1994, Knight, philosopher, 1896-1987, (British Library of Political and Economic Science)

British philosopher.

From the description of Karl R. Popper papers, 1928-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872538

Biographical Note

  • 1902, July 28: Born, Vienna, Austria
  • 1926: Ph.D., University of Vienna
  • 1930: Married Josefine Anne Henninger (1906-1985)
  • 1934: Author, Logik der Forschung
  • 1930 - 1935 : Schoolteacher, Vienna
  • 1937 - 1945 : Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Canterbury University College, University of New Zealand, Christchurch
  • 1945: Author, The Open Society and Its Enemies
  • 1945 - 1949 : Reader in Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, England
  • 1949 - 1969 : Professor of Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
  • 1954: Author, Miseria dello storicismo
  • 1962: Author, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
  • 1965: Knighted
  • 1972: Author, Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach
  • 1976: Author, Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography
  • 1977: Co-author (with John C. Eccles), The Self and Its Brain: An Argument for Interactionism
  • 1979: Author, Die beiden Grundprobleme der Erkenntnistheorie
  • 1982 - 1983 : Author, Postscript to The Logic of Scientific Discovery
  • 1983: Author, A Pocket Popper
  • 1984: Author, Auf der Suche nach einer besseren Welt
  • 1986 - : Head, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fur Wissenschaftstheorie, Vienna

From the guide to the Sir Karl Raimund Popper papers, 1928-1995, (Hoover Institution Archives)


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