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Unended Quest : An Intellectual Autobiography - Sir Karl Popper

Unended Quest

An Intellectual Autobiography

By: Sir Karl Popper, Helmut Kohl (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 9th May 2002
ISBN: 9780415285902
Number Of Pages: 328

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At the age of eight, Karl Popper was puzzling over the idea of infinity and by fifteen was beginning to take a keen interest in his father's well-stocked library of books. Unended Quest recounts these moments and many others in the life of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, providing an indispensable account of the ideas that influenced him most. As an introduction to Popper's philosophy, Unended Quest also shines. Popper lucidly explains the central ideas in his work, making this book ideal for anyone coming to Popper's life and work for the first time.

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'There is no philosopher writing in English who can match Karl Popper in the range or in the quality of his work ... politics, science, art ... few broad areas of human thought remain unillumined by Popper's work.' - Bryan Magee

Sir Karl Popper
Acknowledgements
Omniscience and Fallibility
Childhood Memories
Early Influences
The First World War
An Early Philosophical Problem:Infinity
My First Philosophical Failure:The Problem of Essentialism
A Long Digression Concerning Essentialism:What Still Divides Me from Most
A Crucial Year:Marxism; Science and Pseudoscience
Early Studies
A Second Digression:Dogmatic and Critical Thinking; Learning with out Induction
Music
Speculations about the Rise of Polyphonic Music:Psychology of Discovery or Logic of Discovery?
Two Kinds of Music
Progressivism in Art, Especially Music
Last Years at the University
Theory of Knowledge:Logik der Forschung
Who Killed Logical Positivism?
Realism and Quantum Theory
Objectivity and Physics
Truth; Probability; Corroboration
The Approaching War; The Jewish Problem
Emigration:England and New Zealand
Early Work in New Zealand
The Open Society and The Poverty of Historicism
Other Work in New Zealand
England:At the London School of Economics and Political Science
Early Work in England
First Visit to the United States. Meeting Einstein
Problems and Theories
Debates with Schrodinger
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ISBN: 9780415285902
ISBN-10: 0415285909
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 9th May 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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