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Isele 1 Amanda A. Isele Dr. Christopher Myers PHIL202 Philosophy of Science 15 January 2019 Karl Popper Karl Popper was born on 28 July 1902 in Vienna, (Austria’s capital). He attended the University of Vienna in 1918 and was exposed to Marxism, Freud, Adler, and Einstein; all of which played a role in his development of his theory of falsification (Thornton, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ). In 1919, Popper discovered that his friends that “were admirers of Marx, Freud, and Adler were impressed by a number of points common to these theories, and especially by their apparent explanatory power,” (Popper, 4). He finds that where you look for confirmation, you will find it and that there is more value in trying to disprove one’s theory, leading to his belief in falsification. Popper believed that there was science and then “pseudo- science.” He did not find pseudo-science to be meaningless, like the logical positivists, he just did not believe it was science. He called the issue of deciphering between science and pseudo-
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