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Popper - Realism och antirelativism
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Popper - Realism and anti-relativism (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim with this paper is to study Karl Popper’s view on realism and relativism. Further aim is to see whether those ideas have been consistent over the years. The paper argues that Popper since his first interest in philosophy has taken a realistic and antirelativistic attitude. Only his arguments for this position have been developed to meet his critics.

Common sense speaks for realism but can neither be proven nor refuted. However, arguments for realism are among others all the chemical and biological theories that presuppose realism.

Popper also expand his view on the real world to include, besides the material world, also a world of experiences which he calls “world 2” and a “world 3” comprising intellectual products.

He also rejects relativism and for him knowledge is a system of statements or theories put forward for discussion. In a conflict between two opposing hypotheses, one of them could be right or both could be wrong but both could not be right.

The conclusions in this study are based on Popper’s most important works from 1934 to 1990.

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2006. , p. 43
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-181OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-181DiVA, id: diva2:5803
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2006-06-08
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2006-06-16 Created: 2006-06-16

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