For Popper’s Birthday: A little Popper self-test & reading from Conjectures and Refutations

28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994

Today is Karl Popper’s birthday. I’m linking to a reading from his Conjectures and Refutations[i] along with an undergraduate item I came across: Popper Self-Test Questions. It includes multiple choice questions, quotes to ponder, and thumbnail definitions at the end[ii].

Blog Readers who wish to send me their answers will have their papers graded (at least try the multiple choice; if you’re unsure, do the reading). [Use the comments or e-mail.]

[i] Popper reading from Conjectures and Refutations
[ii] I might note the “No-Pain philosophy” (3 part) Popper posts from this blog: parts 12, and 3.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPPER!

REFERENCE:

Popper, K. (1962). Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge. New York: Basic Books.

11 thoughts on “For Popper’s Birthday: A little Popper self-test & reading from Conjectures and Refutations”

1. I recently finished re-reading the book “Wittgenstein’s Poker,” so this post is a nice follow-up …

• Enrique: It’s a very fun book, with only a few distortions as I recall. Of course I heard a variety of secret renditions of what really happened (the night I won the Lakatos Prize in 1999)

• I can’t wait to hear this “secret rendition” version … Maybe it would make a feat blog post (hint, hint). Back to this post, I just printed the quiz and will take it over the weekend. Hasta pronto!

2. Here are my answers to the multiple choice part of the quiz: 1 = c; 2 = d; 3 = c.; (there is no question 4); 5 = d; 6 = b; 7 = c

Essay coming soon