In Search of a Better World: Lectures and Essays from Thirty Years

In Search of a Better World: Lectures and Essays from Thirty Years

by Karl Popper
     
 

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'I want to begin by declaring that I regard scientific knowledge as the most important kind of knowledge we have', writes Sir Karl Popper in the opening essay of this book, which collects his meditations on the real improvements science has wrought in society, in politics and in the arts in the course of the twentieth century. His subjects range from the beginnings of…  See more details below

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'I want to begin by declaring that I regard scientific knowledge as the most important kind of knowledge we have', writes Sir Karl Popper in the opening essay of this book, which collects his meditations on the real improvements science has wrought in society, in politics and in the arts in the course of the twentieth century. His subjects range from the beginnings of scientific speculation in classical Greece to the destructive effects of twentieth century totalitarianism, from major figures of the Enlightenment such as Kant and Voltaire to the role of science and self-criticism in the arts. The essays offer striking new insights into the mind of one of the greatest twentieth century philosophers.

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Reprint of a series of 16 of his lectures and essays collected by philosopher Popper (1902-94) and translated from the German. His topics include knowledge and the shaping of reality, the logic of the social sciences, culture clash, public opinion and liberal principles, toleration and intellectual responsibility, and creative self-criticism in science and art. First published in English in 1994. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781135975081
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
583 KB

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