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  1. The Logic of Scientific Discovery

    2nd Edition

    By Karl Popper

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists,...

    Published February 20th 2002 by Routledge

  2. Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions

    By David Bloor

    Clearly and engagingly written, this volume is vital reading for students of philosophy and sociology, and anyone interested in Wittgenstein's later thought. David Bloor provides a challenging and informative evaluation of Wittgenstein's account of rules and rule-following. Arguing for a...

    Published January 30th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Second Series

    Edited by David Kilfoyle, Stuart Shanker

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Wittgenstein scholarship has continued to grow at a pace few could have anticipated - a testament both to the fertility of his thought and to the thriving state of contemporary philosophy. In response to this ever-growing interest in the field, we are delighted to announce the publication of a...

    Published November 14th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

    A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Berel Dov Lerner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological...

    Published August 29th 2001 by Routledge

  5. The Scientific Outlook

    By Bertrand Russell

    'A scientific opinion is one which there is some reason to believe is true; an unscientific opinion is one which is held for some reason other than its probable truth.' - Bertrand RussellOne of Russell's most important books, this early classic on science illuminates his thinking on the promise and...

    Published June 20th 2001 by Routledge

  6. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

    2nd Edition

    By Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his lifetime. Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination...

    Published May 17th 2001 by Routledge

  7. Freedom and Organisation, 1814-1914

    By Bertrand Russell, Bertrand Russell

    'The purpose of this book is to trace the opposition and interaction of two main causes of change in the Nineteenth century: the belief in freedom which was common to Liberals and Radicals, and the necessity for organization which arose through industrial and scientific technique.' - Bertrand...

    Published April 11th 2001 by Routledge

  8. Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare

    By Bertrand Russell

    Available for the first time in many years, Commonsense and Nuclear Warfare presents Russell's keen insights into the threat of nuclear conflict, and his argument that the only way to end this threat is to end war itself. Written at the height of the Cold War, this volume is crucial for...

    Published April 4th 2001 by Routledge

  9. The World of Parmenides

    Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment

    By Karl Popper

    Edited by Jørgen Mejer, Arne Petersen

    This unique collection of essays not only explores the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in reading Parmenides. It includes writings on Greek science, philosophy and history, and demonstrates...

    Published February 7th 2001 by Routledge

  10. All Life is Problem Solving

    By Karl Popper

    'Never before has there been so many and such dreadful weapons in so many irresponsible hands.' - Karl Popper, from the PrefaceAll Life is Problem Solving is a stimulating and provocative selection of Popper's writings on his main preoccupations during the last twenty-five years of his life. This...

    Published January 17th 2001 by Routledge