An Essay on the Key Points ‘Scienece : Conjectures and Refutations” of Carl Popper

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To advance his thoughts, he has quoted examples of the critical analysis of Albert Einstein for his theory of gravitation & Relativity. He also attempted to prove that this critical analysis was totally absent in other contemporary theories of Carl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Adler.

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An Essay on the Key Points Scienece : Conjectures and Refutations of Carl Popper by KK Sharma Science : Conjecture and Refutations1 by Carl Popper deals with his philosophical thoughts on the dilemma of science and non-science. His paper, presented at peterhouse, Cambridge in the summer of 1953, describes a basic criteria for any theory to be converted or considered as it being scientific. Basic argument forwarded in the paper is that, 'the criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability. Carl Popper (1902-1994) dealt with social and political theories and challenged Carl Marxs socialism in its later modified avatar, Freudian psychoanalysis, astrology as was practised in the early 20th century and Adlers social engineering based primarily on observations and past experiences. The paper presents Poppers argument as to when a theory can be treated as true or be acceptable? His postulation trascends philosophy and scientific boudaries, blurring them to the extent of attemting to convert every theory into a scientifc proof. His explanations given in the paper weave a thread over various disciplines;

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