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Karl Popper

Critical Appraisals

Edited by Philip Catton, Graham MacDonald

Routledge – 2004 – 248 pages

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Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Name: Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Philip Catton, Graham MacDonald. 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...
Categories: Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Popper