#62 Overall Influence

Karl Popper

Austrian-British philosopher of science

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Sir Karl Raimund Popper was an Austrian-British philosopher, academic and social commentator. One of the 20th century's most influential philosophers of science, Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method in favour of empirical falsification. According to Popper, a theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can be scrutinised with decisive experiments. Popper was opposed 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".

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University of Canterbury

University in Christchurch, New Zealand

University of Vienna

Public university in Vienna, Austria

University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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#16 World Rank
Sociology
#19 World Rank
Philosophy
#375 World Rank
Literature