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David Miller

Selected Publications (all rights in all papers reproduced here belong to the author).

A complete list of publications (© 1963-2018) is also available.


  • croquet= [with Rupert Thorp] Croquet and How to Play It. London: Faber & Faber 1966.
  • krivine [translator] Introduction to Axiomatic Set Theory. English translation of J-L Krivine, Théorie Axiomatique des Ensembles. Dordrecht: D Reidel Publishing Co 1971.
  • pocket0 [editor] A Pocket Popper. London: Fontana, 1983. Now available in English only as pocketvisual Popper Selections. Princeton: Princeton University Press 1985. Editions in albania= Albanian, bengal Bengali, china Chinese,
georgia Georgian, lesebuch German, italy Italian, korea Korean, lithuania Lithuanian, brazil Portuguese, romania Romanian,
mexico Spanish, and sweden Swedish.
Thanks to the replacement of the original English editions of several of Popper's main works by reset impressions in Routledge Classics, page references in Popper Selections (and its translations) that point to the older editions (published by Hutchinson and Routledge & Kegan Paul in the UK and in parallel in the US) are now obsolete. This list replaces these references by better references that should for the most part be invariant across editions and languages. Karl Popper: Textos Escolhidos, Rio de Janeiro: Contraponto & Editora de PUC, 2010, incorporates the adjusted references.
  • [with KR Popper] 'Why Probabilistic Support Is Not Inductive', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 321, 1562, 30/4/1987, pp. 569--591. Bibliography*. Addenda * (2003, 2008) by DWM.
  • 'Some Accounting for Tastes'* In dbl To Myself from Others. Essays Presented to Don Locke on the Occasion of His Retirement 1989, pp.58f. Coventry: Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, 1989. Digitally remastered, September 2005.
  • 'Reply to Zwirn & Zwirn'*. A comment on D. Zwirn & H.P. Zwirn (1989), 'L'argument de Popper et Miller contre la justification probabiliste de l'induction'. First published in Cahiers du CREA, 14, 1990, pp.149--153. Paris: École Polytechnique. Digitally remastered, January 2008.
  • 'An Open Problem in Tarski's Calculus of Deductive Systems''*. Bulletin of the Section of Logic, Institute of Philosophy & Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw/Lódz 20, 2, June 1991, pp.36--43.
  • 'The Disposition of Complete Theories'. First published in Coleção Documentos: Série Lógica e Teoria da Ciência 10, agosto de 1992. Instituto de Estudos Avançados, Universidade de São Paulo. Digitally remastered, February--March 2009.
  • crvisual Critical Rationalism: A Restatement & Defence. Chicago & La Salle: Open Court Publishing Co, 1994
  • [with Karl Popper] 'Contributions to the Formal Theory of Probability'. In Paul Humphreys, editor, Patrick Suppes: Scientific Philosopher, Volume 1: Probability & Probabilistic Causality, pp.3--23. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994.
  • rtg Russell, Tarski, Gödel: An Internal Study Aid. Coventry: Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, 1985. Portuguese translation by Otávio Bueno: 'Russell, Tarski, Gödel: Um Guia de Estudos'. Ciência e Filosofia 5, 1995, pp.67--105.
  • 'What Use is Empirical Confirmation?' Economics & Philosophy 12, 1996, pp.197--206.
  • 'Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH, FBA'. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society of London 43, 1997, pp. 367--409. Italian translation by Grazia Sgarra: rubbettino Sir Karl Popper. Una biografia scientifica, Biblioteca Austriaca (Documento 9). Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino Editore. Portuguese translation by Robinson Guitarrari & Caetano Ernesto Plastino: 'Sir Karl Raimund Popper'. Khronos (São Paulo), 1, 2008, pp.9--78. This paper has been reprinted as Chapter 1 of the author's Out of Error, Ashgate 2006 (paperback edition, Routledge 2017).
  • 'Is Scientific Knowledge an Inexhaustible Economic Resource?'. The Critical Rationalist 3, 1, 1998.
  • 'Being an Absolute Skeptic'. Science 284, 5420, 4 June 1999, pp.1625f. This paper has been reprinted, along with a response to published criticisms, in Chapter 7 of the author's Out of Error, Ashgate 2006 (paperback edition, Routledge 2017). Portuguese translation by Júlio Fontana: 'Sendo um cético absoluto'*. Sképsis (São Paulo) 6, 9, 2013, pp.189--195.
  • 'Word Games for Formal Logic'*. In Proceedings of the First International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic, pp.89--93. University of Salamanca, 2000.
  • An updated English version of the foreword* to Ezagutza objektiboa. Ikusmolde ebolutibo bat, the Euskaran translation of Objective Knowledge by Karl Popper. Donostia / San Sebastián: Klasikoak S.A., 2003.
  • 'Sokal and Bricmont: Back to the Frying Pan'*. Pli 9, 2000, pp.156--173. This paper has been reprinted as Chapter 6 of the author's Out of Error, Ashgate 2006 (paperback edition, Routledge 2017).
  • 'Induction: A Problem Solved'. In J.M. Böhm, H. Holweg, & C. Hoock, editors, Karl Poppers kritischer Rationalismus heute, pp.81--106. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002. No longer available on line. This paper has been reprinted (with corrections and improvements) as Chapter 5 of the author's Out of Error, Ashgate 2006 (paperback edition, Routledge 2017).
  • 'Propensities May Satisfy Bayes's Theorem'. Proceedings of the British Academy 113, 2002, pp.111--116.
  • 'Do We Reason When We Think We Reason, or Do We Think?'*. Learning for Democracy 1, 3, 2005, pp.57--71. For comments by Trudy Govier and Philip Adey, and my reply, you will need to consult the journal in hard copy. Spanish translation: ' ¿Razonamos cuando pensamos que razonamos o pensamos?'*. Eidos (Barranquilla) 7, 2007, pp.88-108.
  • ooevisual Out of Error. Further Essays on Critical Rationalism. Aldershot and Burlington VT: Ashgate Publishing Company 2006. ooepbcover Paperback edition. London and New York: Routledge 2017.
  • [with Ian Jarvie & Karl Milford, editors] volume I volume II volume II Karl Popper: A Centenary Assessment (3 volumes). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Company 2006. cp1 cp2 volume II Paperback edition. London: College Publications 2016.
  • 'The Objectives of Science'*. Philosophia Scientiæ 11, 1, 2007, pp.21--43.
  • 'Falsabilidad – ¿Más que una Convención?'*. Spanish translation of the lecture on which Chapter 4 of Out of Error is based.
  • 'Tres pasos de las frecuencias a las propensiones'*. Praxis Filosófica (Cali), ns 24, 2007, pp.5--20.
  • 'Overcoming the Justificationist Addiction'*. Iranian Journal of Philosophical Investigations 4, 11, 2007, pp.167--182; Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia, Supplementary Volume, English Edition, 2012, pp.93--103. Polish translation by Roman Tuziak: 'Wychodzac z Justyfikacyjnego Uzaleznienia', Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia III, 1, 2008, pp.9--18. Persian translation by Ali Paya: 'Ghalabeh bar Eʻtiyād beh Movajjah Sāzī', .pdf, .docx. Spanish translation by Carlos Emilio García: 'Superando la adicción justificacionista'*. Discusiones Filosóficas (Manizales) 8, 11, Enero-Diciembre 2007, pp.17--32. Japanese translation by Teruhisa Se: 'Seitoukashugi-chudoku no kokufuku', Popper Letters (Tokyo) 20, 2, January 2009, pp.4--11.
  • 'Truth Defined'*. In Walter A. Carnielli, Marcelo E. Coniglio, & Ítala M. Loffredo D'Ottaviano, editors, The Many Sides of Logic, London, College Publications, 2009, pp.105--131.
  • 'A Refined Geometry of Logic'*. Principia (Florianópolis) 13, 3, Dezembro 2009, pp.339--356.
  • 'Truths Ancient and Modern'*. Manuscrito (Campinas) 34, 1, Janeiro--Junho 2011, pp.267--292. Spanish translation: 'Verdades Antiguas y Modernas'*. Discusiones Filosóficas (Manizales) 12, 18, Enero--Junio 2011, pp.207--227.
  • 'Probabilistic Substitutivity at a Reduced Price'*. Principia (Florianópolis) 15, 2, Agosto 2011, pp.271--286.
  • 'Machine Guessing'*. A two-part paper presented at the conference J. S. Mill’s Ideas on Induction and Logic of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Cognitive Research and in Artificial Intelligence Systems, Russian State University for the Humanities (URSS), Moscow, June 2011. Russian translation by Delir Lakhuti: 'Mashinnoye oogadivaniye, chast' I'*, Voprosy Filosofii 2012, 7, pp.110--119, and 'Mashinnoye oogadivaniye, chast' II'*, Voprosy Filosofii 2012, 8, pp.117--126. Spanish translation by Germán Guerrero P. : 'Adivinación automática'. In Germán Guerrero P. & Luz Marina Duque M., editors, Filosofía de la ciencia: Problemas contemporáneos, Programa Editorial, Universidad del Valle (Santiago de Cali), 2015, pp.19--44.
  • 'Some Hard Questions for Critical Rationalism'*. discufil24 Discusiones Filosóficas (Manizales) 15, 24, Enero-Junio 2014, pp.15--40.
  • 'Reconditioning the Conditional'. In Jean-Yves Béziau, Décio Krause, & Jonas R. Becker Arenhart, editors, Conceptual Clarifications. Tributes to Patrick Suppes (1922-2014), London: College Publications, 2015, pp.205--215. Slightly modified reprint: Princípios (Natal) 23, 40, Janeiro/Abril 2016, pp.9--27.
  • 'Missing the Target. The Unhappy Story of the Criticisms of Falsificationism'*. An updated English translation of 'Errando el blanco. La desdichada historia de las críticas al falsacionismo'. In Roderigo López Orellana, Carlos Verdugo Serna, & Byron Bevensee Beltrami, editors, El legado de Karl Popper (1902-1994). Reflexiones a 20 años de su muerte, Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad de Valparaíso, 2015, pp.89--125.
  • 'Popper's Contributions to the Theory of Probability and Its Interpretation'. In Jeremy Shearmur & Geoffrey Stokes, editors, The Cambridge Companion to Popper, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp.230--268.
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(compiled by Dr Manfred Lube) of the writings of Karl Popper and of secondary literature

lg= Logic Gallery (open access)  by David Marans . 4th print edition

rawlscover Apologie de John Rawls, by Alain Boyer

nordin Using Knowledge. On the Rationality of Science, Technology, and Medicine, by Ingemar Nordin

poppercompanion The Cambridge Companion to Popper edited by Jeremy Shearmur & Geoffrey Stokes

posscover1  posscover2 Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46, 3, June 2016, and 46, 4, July 2016, special issues containing papers from the symposium The Written Word (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, February 18-21, 2015).

magee Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee

suppes Conceptual Clarifications. Tributes to Patrick Suppes (1922-2014) edited by Jean-Yves Béziau, Décio Krause, & Jonas R. Becker Arenhart

UVcaratula El legado de Karl Popper (1902-1994). Reflexiones a 20 años de su muerte, edited by Roderigo López Orellana, Carlos Verdugo Serna, & Byron Bevensee Beltrami

caratula Filosofía de la ciencia. Problemas contemporáneos, edited by Germán Guerrero P. & Luz Marina Duque M. 

niemann Karl Popper and the Two New Secrets of Life by Hans-Joachim Niemann 

botic Conjecturi Urbane. Rationalism Critic in Urbanism si Arhitectura by Sebastian Botic 

peterlangcover= Kritischer Rationalismus heute edited by Reinhard Neck & Harald Stelzer

chosepromise= Chose promise by Alain Boyer

leal= A Teoria Neoinstituticionalista do Processo: Uma Trajetória Conjectural by Rosemiro Pereira Leal

Karl Popper Today. Zagreb Popper Forum 2018 (University of Zagreb, Croatia, November 14-17, 2018)
Does Valid Reasoning Matter? (Congress Center ACADEMIA, Stará Lesná, The High Tatras, Slovakia, September 13-16, 2018)

unilog 6th World Congress on Universal Logic (Université de Vichy, June 21-26, 2018). Workshop on Logic, Probability, and their Generalizations. Workshop on Logic, Law and Legal Reasoning.

Popper and the Philosophy of Mathematics (Karl Popper Foundation, Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria, April 5-7, 2018)

International Seminar: a Neo-Popperian Theory of Practice (Instituto de Estudos Políticos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, March 11, 2017)

The Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture (London School of Economics, September 28, 2016) by Sir Paul Nurse PPRS

Karl Popper and Problem of Change in Science, Society, the State, and Faith (Research Institute for Philosophical Foundations of Disciplines, Ankara, September 18-20, 2015)

15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (Helsingin Yliopisto, August 3-8, 2015)

The Written Word, a symposium to mark the 70th birthday of Manfred Lube (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, February 18-21, 2015)

Coloquio Internacional: El Legado de Karl Popper, a 20 años de su muerte (Universidad de Valparaíso, September 22-23, 2014) poster

Symposium on Karl Popper and the Open Society, a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Karl Popper (Lebanon Valley College, Annville PA, September 16-18, 2014)

Przeciw Dogmatom [Against Dogmas], a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Karl Popper (University of Warsaw, June 10-11, 2014)

Philosophischer Salon (in English) to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Karl Popper (Austrian Cultural Forum, Zagreb, April 3, 2014)

5th World Congress on Paraconsistency (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, February 13-17, 2014)

College Publications

British Logic Colloquium

Association for Symbolic Logic

Bulletin of the Section of Logic

Karl Popper Foundation, Klagenfurt

Institut Wiener Kreis

Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica

Learning for Democracy

Philosophy of Science Seminar 1992-2000 Archive