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The Enlightenment Programme and Karl Popper

Maxwell, N; (2006) The Enlightenment Programme and Karl Popper. In: Jarvie, I and Milford, K and Miller, D, (eds.) Karl Popper: A Centenary Assessment. Volume 1: Life and Times, Values in a World of Facts. (177 - 190). Ashgate: Aldershot, UK. Green open access

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Book description: Sir Karl Popper (1902 1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. His influence has been enormous in the fields of epistemology, logic, metaphysics, methodology of science, the philosophy of physics and biology, political philosophy, and the social sciences, and his intellectual achievement has stimulated many scholars in a wide range of disciplines. These three volumes of previously unpublished essays, based on lectures given at the congress KARL POPPER 2002 held in Vienna to mark the centenary of Popper's birth, provide an up-to-date examination of many aspects of Popper's life and thought. Volume I discusses a variety of topics in Popper's early intellectual history, and considers also some features of his remarkable influence outside philosophy. The second part of the volume contains papers that, from different political perspectives, tackle problems raised by Popper's principal contribution to political theory, democracy and community, The Open Society and Its Enemies.

Type:Book chapter
Title:The Enlightenment Programme and Karl Popper
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=5565&edition_id=8735
Additional information:Used by permission of the Publishers from ‘The enlightenment programme and Karl Popper’, in Karl Popper: A Centenary Assessment. Volume 1: Life and Times, Values in a World of Facts, eds. Ian Jarvie, Karl Milford and David Miller (Farnham: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 177–190. Copyright © 2006 Ashgate
Keywords:Karl Popper, Enlightenment, scientific method, rationality, social science, academic inquiry, knowledge, wisdom
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Science and Technology Studies

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