Karl Popper 1902
From Central European University.
The primary task of the Popper Project is to research, edit and
publish books from the Karl Popper Archives, which the CEU has on loan
from the Ianus Foundation. These 473 reels of microfilm contain the late
Sir Karl Popper's
unpublished manuscripts and correspondence through 1984. They represent
a complete copy of the original papers currently housed in Stanford
University’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. The
project envisions the joint publication by Routledge and CEU Press of
more than ten volumes of Popper’s works, including correspondence,
collected essays and complete texts.
Roland Walter Müller
Karl R. Popper's now 50 years old "Open
Society" is an interesting reflection and personal account of one
of the possible histories of political philosophy, but it is neither a
definitive historical analysis nor a critical revision of the referred
theories, although the danger is that it has been and will be taken as
such. Popper's famous critique of historicism had led some social
scientists to believe that there is no scientific way of dealing with
the great problems of global politics or that it is meant to discourage
such a line of thinking. Consequently, some of us are oblivious to the
possibilities for human agency and progressive social change. In this
paper, Popper's critique of Plato, Aristotle, Hegel and Marx is shown
not to be in accord with Popper's, respectively Bartley's,
philosophy of science, specifically fallibilism and theoretical
pluralism and their methodological criteria...
Founder and Editor: Dr.
Ray Scott Percival; Co-Founder and Assistant Editor: Dr.
Essay by Nello Cristianini.
Artificial Life algorithms are extensively used for
Knowledge Acquisition tasks in Artificial Intelligence, but no
theoretical justification for this fact has yet been provided.
Evolutionary Epistemology represents the ultimate development of Karl
Popper's analysis of knowledge acquisition processes, and stretches to
its extreme consequences his view of theory formation as a process of
trial-and-error. In the most general case, Popper proved, every
knowledge acquisition activity must be regarded as a sequence of casual
conjectures and successive refutations, in tight analogy with
evolutionary processes of mutation and natural selection.
Such analogy can even be regarded as an identity, after having blown
the definition of knowledge up to include the implicit knowledge
embodied in the physical structure of organisms.
Genetic Learning Systems, hence, turn out to be the straightforward
implementation of a core epistemological principle, which not only
connects biology to the theory of knowledge, but also provides a firm
conceptual background to this technology.