The Poverty of Historicism: Volume 88 (Routledge Classics)

Karl Popper
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Popper later applied his analysis of knowledge to theories of society and history. Hegel, and Karl Marx as offering untenable totalitarian theories that are easily falsifiable. The Open Society is often considered one of Popper's most influential books of this century. It also was responsible for the prevalent use of the term "open society.

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A lively controversy ensued on the issue of which philosophers, if any, held the doctrine Popper refuted. Popper found himself embroiled in a decade of polemics, particularly with partisans of Plato. Popper was thus credited with a convincing logical refutation but one misdirected in its targets. Popper's later works Objective Knowledge and The Self and Its Brain combined his scientific theory with a theory of evolution. In the s, Popper continued to lecture, focusing mainly on questions of evolution and the role of consciousness.

Karl Popper died of complications from cancer, pneumonia, and kidney failure on September 17, at the age of Sir Karl Raimund Popper is generally regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers of science. Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method, in favour of empirical falsification: A theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can and should be scrutinized by decisive experiments.

Popper is also known for his opposition to the classical justificationist account of knowledge, which he replaced with critical rationalism, namely "the first non-justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in He was invested with the Insignia of a Companion of Honour in In , he was the first awarded with the Prize International Catalonia for "his work to develope cultural, scientific and human values all around the world".

In , he was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for "symbolising the open spirit of the 20th century" and for his "enormous influence on the formation of the modern intellectual climate". In an interview that Popper gave in with the condition that it should be kept secret until after his death, he summarised his position on God as follows: "I don't know whether God exists or not.

Some forms of atheism are arrogant and ignorant and should be rejected, but agnosticism—to admit that we don't know and to search—is all right.

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When I look at what I call the gift of life, I feel a gratitude which is in tune with some religious ideas of God. However, the moment I even speak of it, I am embarrassed that I may do something wrong to God in talking about God. Why then should the Jewish myth be true and the Indian and Egyptian myths not be true?

He also became a member of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Austria, which was at that time a party that fully adopted the Marxist ideology. In political discourse, he is known for his vigorous defence of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he came to believe made a flourishing open society possible. Quotations: "Science may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification. While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it" "Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.

He was a lawyer from Bohemia and a doctor of law at the Vienna University. Sir, Professor of logic and scientific method. Back to Profile. Photos Works. Main Photo. Karl Popper. School period Add photo. Career Add photo. Achievements Add photo. Membership Add photo. Awards Add photo. Other Photos Add photo. Other photo of Karl Popper. Connections Add photo. Routledge is an imprint of Taylo All Life is Problem Solving 'Never before has there been so many and such dreadful w Ayer as a work of 'grea Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach The essays in this volume represent an approach to human A World of Propensities This book contains two lectures - given in and More photos.

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