Imre Lakatos

Imre Lakatos (Hungarian: Lakatos Imre [ˈlɒkɒtoʃ ˈimrɛ]; November 9, 1922 – Februar 2, 1974) wis a Hungarian philosopher o mathematics an science, kent for his thesis o the fallibility o mathematics an its 'methodology o pruifs an refutations' in its pre-axiomatic stages o development, an an aa for introducin the concept o the 'resairch programme' in his methodology o scienteefic resairch programmes.

Imre Lakatos
Professor Imre Lakatos, c1960s.jpg
Imre Lakatos, c. 1960s
Born9 November 1922(1922-11-09)
Debrecen, Hungary
Dee'd2 Februar 1974(1974-02-02) (aged 51)
Lunnon, Ingland
Alma materVarsity o Debrecen
Moscow State Varsity
Varsity o Cambridge
Era20t-century filosofie
RegionWastren Filosofie
SchuilHistorical turn[1]
Main interests
Filosofie o mathematics, filosofie o science, epistemology, politics
Notable ideas
Method o pruifs an refutations, methodology o scienteefic resairch programmes, methodology o historiografical resairch programmes, positive vs. negative heuristics, progressive vs. degenerative resairch programmes, creeticism o logical positivism an formalism


  1. E. Reck (ed.), The Historical Turn in Analytic Philosophy, Springer, 2016: ch. 4.2.
  2. András Máté (2006). "Árpád Szabó and Imre Lakatos, Or the relation between history and philosophy of mathematics". Perspectives on Science. 14 (3): 282–301. doi:10.1162/posc.2006.14.3.282.