First Edition of Karl Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery; Signed by Him
The Logic of Scientific Discovery.
Popper, Karl R.$8,800.00
Item Number: 43024
New York: Basic Books, Inc, 1959.
First edition of “one of the most important documents of the twentieth century” (Peter Medawar, New Scientist). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Karl Popper on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day.