. These excerpts from the writings of sir karl popper are an outstanding introduction to one of the most controversial of living philosophers, known especially for his devastating criticisms of Plato and Marx and for his uncompromising rejection of inductive reasoning. Miller's introduction demonstrates the remarkable unity of Popper's thought and briefly describes his philosophy of critical rationalism, a philosophy that is distinctive in its emphasis on the way in which we learn through the making and correcting of mistakes.
Popper Selections - Popper has relentlessly challenged both the authority and the appeal to authority of the most fashionable philosophies of our time.
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge Routledge Classics Volume 17Routledge - Conjectures and refutations is one of karl popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.
The Open Society and Its Enemies: New One-Volume EditionPrinceton University Press - Popper was born in 1902 to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. An immediate sensation when it was first published in two volumes in 1945, Popper's monumental achievement has attained legendary status on both the Left and Right and is credited with inspiring anticommunist dissidents during the Cold War.
. Also included is a personal essay by eminent art historian E. Before the annexation, popper had written mainly about the philosophy of science, but from 1938 until the end of the Second World War he focused his energies on political philosophy, seeking to diagnose the intellectual origins of German and Soviet totalitarianism.
The Open Society and Its Enemies: New One-Volume Edition - Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Gombrich, in which he recounts the story of the book's eventual publication despite numerous rejections and wartime deprivations. The open society and Its Enemies was the result. H. Arguing that the spirit of free, authoritarian tendency to a tradition represented by Plato, critical inquiry that governs scientific investigation should also apply to politics, Popper traces the roots of an opposite, Marx, and Hegel.
He taught in austria until 1937, when he emigrated to New Zealand in anticipation of the Nazi annexation of Austria the following year, and he settled in England in 1949.
The Logic of Scientific DiscoveryMartino Fine Books - This book by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science presented a striking new picture of the logical character of scientific discovery--a picture which does full justice to the liberating effect of the Einsteinian revolution in physics and its immense impact upon scientific thought in general.
Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. 2014 reprint of Original 1959 Edition. Used book in Good Condition. For this new English edition Dr. Popper did his own translation and has written 150 pages of entirely new text. Routledge. The book contains a very interesting chapter on quantum mechanics, which performs one of the few sensible analyses of the Indeterminacy Principle which I have seen in print.
The Logic of Scientific Discovery - . The book is highly stimulating and contains much that is bed-rock for future work. From the Dusk Jacket. Ernest nagel considered this work "a first rate contribution to the logic of scientific method.
The Logic of Scientific Discovery Routledge Classics Volume 56Routledge - This astonishing work ranks alongside The Open Society and Its Enemies as one of Popper's most enduring books and contains insights and arguments that demand to be read to this day. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge.
Described by the philosopher A. J. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary EditionUniversity of Chicago Press - Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science. A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are.
With the structure of scientific revolutions, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, occur outside of “normal science, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, ” as he called it.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition - . Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. This new edition of kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, including paradigm and incommensurability, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today.
University of Chicago Press. The structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. Used book in Good Condition. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science.
The Poverty of Historicism Routledge Classics Volume 88Routledge - On its publication in 1957, the poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century. A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical Destiny.
Short and beautifully written, it has inspired generations of readers, intellectuals and policy makers. One of the most important books on the social sciences since the Second World War, it is a searing insight into the ideas of this great thinker. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. University of Chicago Press.
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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the WorldPenguin Books - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. The new york times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge “Dazzling. Steven pinker, the guardianin this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor.
Routledge. University of Chicago Press. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, and the theory of political institutions, moral values, art, Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, as well as the history of civilization, explaining the conditions under which progress—which he argues is potentially boundless—can and cannot happen.
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World - Hugely ambitious and highly original, The Beginning of Infinity explores and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, knowledge, the human condition, and the possibility for progress. Routledge.
Philosophy and the Real World: An Introduction to Karl PopperOpen Court Publishing Company - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. University of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Very good book Routledge. Routledge.
Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, AntifragileRandom House Trade Paperbacks - The bed of procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. Used book in Good Condition. Nassim nicholas taleb’s landmark incerto series is an investigation of luck, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand, risk, uncertainty, disorder, opacity, probability, human error, in nonoverlapping and standalone books.
Fooled by randomness “fooled by randomness is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-five theses were to the Catholic Church. Malcolm gladwell, the new yorker are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? Fooled by Randomness is about luck: more precisely, about how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences.
Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile - What is crucial is that the antifragile loves errors, as it incurs small harm and large benefits from them. Routledge. The black swan “a book that altered modern thinking. The times london a black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random and more predictable.
The bed of procrustes “taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems. Financial times this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb’s major ideas in ways you least expect.
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily LifeRandom House - The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Minorities, not majorities, run the world. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. 1 new york times bestseller • a bold work from the author of the black swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, politics and religion, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others.
Random House Trade Paperbacks. You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot. As taleb says, and the ultimate bs-buster, “the symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, ” and “Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game. It is the backbone of risk management, but it’s also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives.
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life - Used book in Good Condition. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations. You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. True religion is commitment, not just faith.