Karl Popper Writing Styles in The Logic of Scientific Discovery

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Perspective

The perspective of this work is that of a philosopher who makes expert logical arguments to support his case. This perspective is explicitly stated as Popper develops each of the basic concepts that underpin his logic. The reader is led to accept his expert status through his use of examples from a variety of disciplines, and his refutations of specific logical tenants held by other philosophers across different time periods.

Popper's method is to first make the opposing argument and then to expose its weaknesses using a counter argument. This method repeatedly returns the reader back to Popper's main philosophical arguments, especially the importance of falsifiability. In the attempt to show the solidity of his argument, Popper tests it in ways which reveal weaknesses in his own argument. He does this to perhaps show that his methods, while imperfect, are still preferable to inductivist and positivist arguments he...

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