Karl Popper

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Birthday
28, 1902
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Sep 17, 1994 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1902
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Sep 17, 1994 (92)

About

Considered one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. He taught at the London School of Economics.

Before Fame

He was named a lecturer in philosophy at Canterbury University College of the University of New Zealand in Christchurch in 1937. He wrote The Open Society and Its Enemies during his time there.

Trivia

He opposed several strongly held philosophical beliefs of his day, including the classical justificationist account of knowledge, which he saw as inferior to critical rationalism.

Family Life

His family was of upper middle-class status. His father worked as a doctor of law at Vienna University.

Associated With

He was born the year before Alexander Bain, another world-famous philosopher, died.