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Critical Rationalism, the Social Sciences and the Humanities: Essays for Joseph Agassi, Volume II / Edition 1

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An outstanding feature of this book is the broad range of the contributors, drawn from Europe, the Middle East and North America, testifying both to the range of Professor Agassi's interests and the geographical spread of his influence.
Most contributors use Agassi's ideas as a springboard to engage in debate on issues, or offer a contribution in an area that interests him. In this volume contributors consider such questions as Agassi's philosophy of education, in practice as well as in theory; the impact of psychologism in philosophy; the origins of critical rationalism in the Bible; the debates in economics stimulated by the work of Popper and Agassi, and many other topics.
Besides the special topics, the reader gains some sense of the fruitfulness of critical rationalism in the hands of Agassi's friends and colleagues.

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Table of Contents

Frontispiece; Portrait of Joseph Agassi; Nili Kook. Introduction (II); I.C. Jarvie, N. Laor. The Social Sciences and Humanities. Prometheus Perplexed; E. Gellner. Philosophical Method, Modified Essentialism and the Open Society; J. Shearmur. Reason and Myth in Politics; G. Weiler. The First World War and 1991; J. Hattiangadi. Pedagogy as Psychology: a View from Within; R. Sassower. All Forms of Racial Discrimination; M. Banton. Style vs. Substance in Economic Methodology; L.A. Boland. Preliminary Report on Efforts of Psychologism to gain Influences in Proper Epistemological, Methodological and Psychological Societies; J. Wettersten. Epistemological and Methodological Concerns of Feminist Social Scientists; J. Buber Agassi. Ecclesiastes (Qohelet) in Context — a Study of Wisdom as Constructive Scepticism; M. Fisch. Commitment and Paradox; A. Hannay. The Place of the Sciences and of the Fine Arts in the Intellectual Scheme of Things; I.C. Jarvie. Two Commandments for the Humanities; W. Berkson. Bibiliography of Joseph Agassi to 1993. Indices.

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