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Sir Karl Raimund Popper

Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: September 17, 1994 (92)
Croydon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Vienna, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Jur. Simon Siegmund Carl Popper and Jenny Popper (Schiff)
Husband of Lady Josefine Anna Hennie Popper
Brother of Anna Lydia Day and Dora (Dorothea) Emilie Popper

Occupation: Philosopher
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About Sir Karl Raimund Popper

Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH FRS FBA was an Austrian Jewish-British philosopher and professor. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century.

Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method, in favour of empirical falsification: A theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can and should be scrutinized by decisive experiments. Popper is also known for his opposition to the classical justificationist account of knowledge, which he replaced with critical rationalism, namely "the first non-justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy."

In political discourse, he is known for his vigorous defence of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he came to believe made a flourishing open society possible. His political philosophy embraces ideas from all major democratic political ideologies and attempts to reconcile them: socialism/social democracy, libertarianism/classical liberalism and conservatism.

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July 28, 1902
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
September 17, 1994
Age 92
Croydon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
October 28, 1994
Age 92
Vienna, Austria