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Lakatos, Imre

Summary Article: Lakatos, Imre (originally Imre Liposchitz, later Imre Molnar) from Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Philosophers
Hungarian, b: 9 November 1922, Debrecen, Hungary, d: 2 February 1974, London. Cat: Anti-formalist Popperian. Ints: Philosophy of physical science; philosophy of mathematics. Educ: University of Debrecen (graduated 1944); 1945–6, University of Budapest; 1949, University of Moscow; 1956–8, University of Cambridge (PhD 1958). Infls: Hegel, Braithwaite, Polanyi and LSE colleagues, especially Popper. Appts: 1947–50, Secretary, Ministry for Education; 1950–3, imprisoned; 1954–6, Translator, Mathematical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Science; 1960, Lecturer, 1969–74, Professor of Logic, London School of Economics. Main publications: (1976) Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery, ed....    Continue Reading
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