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Putting Philosophy to Work: Karl Popper's Influence on Scientific Practice

Putting Philosophy to Work: Karl Popper's Influence on Scientific Practice Phil. SOC. Sci. I1 (1981) 389-407 Putting Philosophy to Work: Karl Popper’s Influence on Scientific Practice* MICHAEL MULKAY, Sociology, University of York G. NIGEL GILBERT, Sociology. Universiry of Surrey POPPER AS A PHILOSOPHER OF ACTION ‘I think Popper is incomparably the greatest philosopher of science that has ever been’, writes Sir Peter Medawar, winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine and himself an experienced analyst of scientific thought and scientific practice. Medawar’s judgement has been echoed by many other eminent scientists. Sir Hermann Bondi states that: ‘There is no more to science than its method, and there is no more to its method than Popper has said’. Similarly Sir John Eccles, another Nobel Prizewinner, testifies to the impact of Popper’s writings on his approach to research: ‘my scientific life owes so much to my conversion in 1945.. . to Popper’s teachings on the conduct ofinvestigations . . . I have endeavoured to follow Popper in the formulation and in the investigation of fundamental problems in neurobiology’. In the book from which these quotations are taken,’ Magee emphasizes that Popper’s philosophy is a philosophy of action. It is intended to influence people’s practical acts and choices, .in science as well http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy of the Social Sciences SAGE

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Phil. SOC. Sci. I1 (1981) 389-407 Putting Philosophy to Work: Karl Popper’s Influence on Scientific Practice* MICHAEL MULKAY, Sociology, University of York G. NIGEL GILBERT, Sociology. Universiry of Surrey POPPER AS A PHILOSOPHER OF ACTION ‘I think Popper is incomparably the greatest philosopher of science that has ever been’, writes Sir Peter Medawar, winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine and himself an experienced analyst of scientific thought and scientific practice. Medawar’s judgement has been echoed by many other eminent scientists. Sir Hermann Bondi states that: ‘There is no more to science than its method, and there is no more to its method than Popper has said’. Similarly Sir John Eccles, another Nobel Prizewinner, testifies to the impact of Popper’s writings on his approach to research: ‘my scientific life owes so much to my conversion in 1945.. . to Popper’s teachings on the conduct ofinvestigations . . . I have endeavoured to follow Popper in the formulation and in the investigation of fundamental problems in neurobiology’. In the book from which these quotations are taken,’ Magee emphasizes that Popper’s philosophy is a philosophy of action. It is intended to influence people’s practical acts and choices, .in science as well

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Philosophy of the Social SciencesSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 1981

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