American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Popper, Sir Karl Raimund 1902-1994. British philosopher known for his contributions to the understanding of scientific reasoning and his attacks on historicism. His works include The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1931) and The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945).
- n. A surname.
“Classic and still effective, the Hula Popper is a good example.”
“Evolution is not falsifiable in Popper's sense (even if he's prudent enough to claim otherwise,) but it is demonstrable.”
“Popper is basically an anticommunist who thought if he defined science as testing experimental predictions, he could refute Marxism as not making prophecies about the future, without even troubling to actually study Marxism and Communism, etc.”
“This isn't Popperian falsifiability but, again, Popper is wrong.”
“Paul Popper is selling a private peninsula estate of 1.45 acres, harbor side on Charlotte Harbor/Peace River.”
“Actually, in context of the entire thesis, Popper is saying that the myths of old are not so different from the myths of science.”
“I don't think you know what empiricism is, so you don't really understand what Popper is saying.”
“For six months, the FBI illegally wiretapped three of the Ten's attorneys, including Martin Popper, whose office served, Theoharis notes, as the "clearinghouse for communications among the various attorneys handling aspects of the Ten's defense.”
“Ben Margolis, Charles Katz, and Martin Popper were all active members of the leftist National Lawyers Guild, with significant civil liberties experience and, probably, ties to the Communist Party.”
“I suspect you have got a knee-jerk reaction to the word "unfalsifiable" such that whenever you see it, you assume the person is channelling Popper from the 1960s.”
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