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Karl Popper: A Critical Reader

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415319713
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Macdonald is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Philip Catton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 How Popper (might have) solved the problem of induction 16
2 Popper's conventionalism 28
3 Constructive criticism 50
4 The many faces of Popper's methodological approach to prediction 78
5 Popper versus analytical philosophy? 99
6 My adventure with Popper and Wittgenstein 114
7 An epistemic free-riding problem? 128
8 The role of experience in Popper's philosophy of science and political philosophy 159
9 Popper's politics : science and democracy 174
10 The open society revisited 189
11 Tribalism and the myth of the framework : some Popperian thoughts on the politics of cultural recognition 203
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