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Karl Popper

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper

Profession: Philosopher and Professor

United Kingdom

Biography: One of the greatest Philosophers of Science of the 20th century - Critical rationalism, Falsificationism, Cosmological pluralism.
Carl Popper wrote his first major work "The Open Society and its Enemies" in 1945 in two parts, a work still described as one of the most important nonfiction works of the 20th century and a defense of democracy.

Born: July 28, 1902
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 17, 1994 (aged 92)
Cause of Death: Complications of cancer, pneumonia and kidney failure

Quotes by Karl Popper

  • "True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it."

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