Karl Popper: A Critical Appraisal

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Philip Catton
  • Graham Macdonald
  • Alan Musgrave
  • Semiha Akıncı
  • Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004