Critical Rationalism: learning from our mistakes

Progress in Human Geography / Progress in Physical Geography Resources

Please note the first three articles per chapter have been provided open access, all other links require journal subscription access which may be available through your university.

Bassett, K. (1999) ‘Is there progress in human geography? The problem of progress in the light of recent work in the philosophy and sociology of science’, Progress in Human Geography 23 (1): 27‒47. [This is a broad-ranging discussion, but refers to Popper’s critical rationalism among others.]

Bird, J. (1977) ‘Methodology and philosophy’,  Progress in Human Geography 1 (1): 103‒10. doi: 10.1177/030913257700100106.

Edwards, K.J. (1983) ‘Quaternary palynology: consideration of a discipline’, Progress in Physical Geography 7 (1): 113‒25. doi: 10.1177/030913338300700106.

Haines-Young, R.H. and Petch, J.R. (1980) ‘The challenge of critical rationalism for methodology in physical geography’, Progress in Physical Geography 4 (1): 63‒77.  doi: 10.1177/030913338000400104

Moss, R.P. (1977) ‘Deductive strategies in geographical generalization’, Progress in Human Geography 1 (1): 23‒39. doi: 10.1177/030913337700100103. 

Other resources

Thornton, S. (2011) ‘Karl Popper’,  in E.N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Enclyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2011 edition)

Wettersten, J.R. (2007) ‘Karl Popper: Critical Rationalism’, in J. Fieser and B. Dowden (eds) Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.