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Karl Popper
Birth date: July 28, 1902
Died: September 17, 1994
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Edward rated it 3 years ago
Editorial IntroductionAcknowledgementsPopper's BooksIntroduction--Optimist, pessimist and pragmatist views of scientific knowledge (1963)Memories of Austria--Julius Kraft, 1898-1960 (1962)--Memories of Otto Neurath (1973)--Preface to Fritz Kolb, Es kam ganz anders (It all turned out very differently...
Edward rated it 4 years ago
ForewordPreface: 'Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies in the Contemporary Global World', by Václav Havel'Personal Recollections of the Publication of The Open Society', by E. H. GombrichAcknowledgementsPreface to the First EditionPreface to the Second EditionIntroduction--The Open Society...
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shell pebble rated it 5 years ago
Popper mounts many-faceted defence of liberal democracy and its underpinnings against what he sees as attacks on it by Plato/Aristotle (essentialist, authoritarian) and Marx/Engels (historicist). These great tidy, totalising theories of society stand against the messy muddling through of democracy.I...
riley rated it 7 years ago
The biggest problem with Popper is that he is far from the greatest writer ever. I find I am in general agreement with many of his ideas, but he does not make it easy. He repeats himself. He is overly vague. When he restates himself, he can be ever more vague sometimes. There is little flow to ...
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