ⓘ Growth of knowledge. A term coined by Karl Popper in his work The Logic of Scientific Discovery to denote what he regarded as the main problem of methodology an ..

                                     

ⓘ Growth of knowledge

A term coined by Karl Popper in his work The Logic of Scientific Discovery to denote what he regarded as the main problem of methodology and the philosophy of science, i.e. to explain and promote the further growth of scientific knowledge. To this purpose, Popper advocated his theory of falsifiability, testability and testing. He wrote "The central problem of epistemology has always been and still is the problem of the growth of knowledge. And the growth of knowledge can be studied best by studying the growth of scientific knowledge."