Popper's Legacy: Rethinking Politics, Economics, and Science

Popper's Legacy: Rethinking Politics, Economics, and Science

Raphael Sassower


Karl Popper has had a unprecedented effect on medical and social notion. commonly considered as one of many maximum philosophers of technology of the 20th century, he was once additionally a hugely influential social and political thinker, a proponent and defender of the open society. Popper's Legacy examines all facets of his paintings, particularly his ethical and mental insights. as soon as Popper's clinical legacy is couched in political and ethical phrases, it turns into obvious that his situation for person autonomy doesn't come on the rate of institutional guidance and social conventions. as an alternative, those directions change into crucial sanctions for person freedom. Popper envisions the behavior of the clinical group as paralleling the behavior of any democratically tested neighborhood, the place severe rationality courses the phrases and activities of all members and management could be replaced with out violence. Raphael Sassower unearths the debt many highbrow hobbies - equivalent to feminism, and postmodernism - owe to Popper.

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