Facing Reality pp 102-117 | Cite as

The Understanding of Nature

  • John C. Eccles
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)


Karl Popper has quoted from Xenophanes two passages which reveal how closely this pre-Socratic philosopher had anticipated Popper’s views on the status of our attempts to understand nature— “a woven web of guesses.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Eccles
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and DentistryState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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