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Karl Popper : Critical Appraisals - Philip E. Catton

Karl Popper

Critical Appraisals

By: Philip E. Catton (Editor), Graham MacDonald (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 2004
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One of the most original thinkers of the century, Karl Popper's work 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 Popper's solution to the problem of induction, his views on conventionalism and criticism in an open society and explore his unique position in twentieth century philosophy. Contributors also examine the current relevance of Popper to understanding liberal democracy, his critique of tribalism and offer new evaluations on Popper's 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.
This volume offers new insights on key topics from some of Popper's most important work and is essential reading for students of Popper and anyone interested in political philosophy and the philosophy of science.

Introductionp. 1
How Popper (might have) solved the problem of inductionp. 16
Popper's conventionalismp. 28
Constructive criticismp. 50
The many faces of Popper's methodological approach to predictionp. 78
Popper versus analytical philosophy?p. 99
My adventure with Popper and Wittgensteinp. 114
An epistemic free-riding problem?p. 128
The role of experience in Popper's philosophy of science and political philosophyp. 159
Popper's politics : science and democracyp. 174
The open society revisitedp. 189
Tribalism and the myth of the framework : some Popperian thoughts on the politics of cultural recognitionp. 203
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ISBN: 9780415319706
ISBN-10: 0415319706
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 30th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 15.9  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1