Over de werkelijkheid van drie werelden: een pleidooi voor en een herziening van Poppers Driewereldentheorie

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This book is an attempt to present a coherent and relevant reconstruction, expansion and revision of Karl Popper's Three-World-Theory (abbreviated to 3Wt). This theory is part of Popper's (rare) metaphysical work; he developed it in the sixties and he referred to it in a number of his later publications. Most commentaries on this 3Wt were very critical and in fact rejected the theory as such, but I argue that this judgement has been too premature and that a 3Wt, when adjusted and expanded, is a potentially useful and relevant theory for philosophy and the sciences. The theory states that there are three worlds, which are called by Popper World 1, World 2 and World 3 (my abbreviation: W1, W2 and W3). Each of the three worlds contains specific 'entities'. ... Zie: Summary.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Kuipers, Theodorus, Supervisor
  • Nauta, Lolle, Supervisor
Award date10-Dec-1998
Print ISBNs9064644128
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994)
  • Proefschriften (vorm)
  • Filosofie van de geest, Ontologie (filosofie)
  • contemporaine westerse filosofie (20 en 21e eeuw)

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