Karl Popper

Karl Popper

by Philip Catton
     
 

One of the most original thinkers of the century, Karl Popper has inspired generations of philosophers, historians, and politicians. This collection of papers, specially written for this volume, offers fresh philosophical examination of key themes in Popper's philosophy, including philosophy of knowledge, science and political philosophy.

Drawing from some of

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One of the most original thinkers of the century, Karl Popper has inspired generations of philosophers, historians, and politicians. This collection of papers, specially written for this volume, offers fresh philosophical examination of key themes in Popper's philosophy, including philosophy of knowledge, science and political philosophy.

Drawing from some of Popper's most important works, contributors address his solution to the problem of induction, his views on conventionalism and criticism in an open society, and his unique position in 20th century philosophy. They also examine the current relevance of Popper to understanding liberal democracy, his critique of tribalism and his relationship with analytic philosophy in general - and with Wittgenstein in particular - as well as drawing on the studies of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein to assess Popper's conception of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415319706
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1How Popper (might have) solved the problem of induction16
2Popper's conventionalism28
3Constructive criticism50
4The many faces of Popper's methodological approach to prediction78
5Popper versus analytical philosophy?99
6My adventure with Popper and Wittgenstein114
7An epistemic free-riding problem?128
8The role of experience in Popper's philosophy of science and political philosophy159
9Popper's politics : science and democracy174
10The open society revisited189
11Tribalism and the myth of the framework : some Popperian thoughts on the politics of cultural recognition203

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