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Popper, Karl R. (Karl Raimund) 1902-1994

Works: 1,665 works in 6,925 publications in 20 languages and 105,207 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Annotator, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Compiler, Collector, Performer
Classifications: Q175, 192
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The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl R Popper( Book )

265 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first published in 1959, this book revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge. It remains the one of the most widely read books about science to come out of the twentieth century
The open society and its enemies by Karl R Popper( Book )

234 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popper condemned Plato, Marx, and Hegel as "holists" and "historicists"--a holist, according to Popper, believes that individuals are formed entirely by their social groups; historicists believe that social groups evolve according to internal principles that it is the intellectual's task to uncover. Popper, by contrast, held that social affairs are unpredictable, and argued vehemently against social engineering. He also sought to shift the focus of political philosophy away from questions about who ought to rule toward questions about how to minimize the damage done by the powerful. The book was an immediate sensation, and--though it has long been criticized for its portrayals of Plato, Marx, and Hegel--it has remained a landmark on the left and right alike for its defense of freedom and the spirit of critical inquiry
The poverty of historicism by Karl R Popper( Book )

320 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 id
Conjectures and refutations; the growth of scientific knowledge by Karl R Popper( Book )

203 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Objective knowledge : an evolutionary approach by Karl R Popper( Book )

104 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume represent an approach to human knowledge that has had a profound influence on many recent thinkers. Popper breaks with a traditional commonsense theory of knowledge that can be traced back to Aristotle. A realist and fallibilist, he argues closely and in simple language that scientific knowledge, once stated in human language, is no longer part of ourselves but a separate entity that grows through critical selection
The self and its brain by Karl R Popper( Book )

95 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hirn / Bewusstsein / Wahrnehmung
La logique de la découverte scientifique by Karl R Popper( Book )

122 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai d'épistémologie sur le progrès et la recherche scientifiques
The open society and its enemies by Karl R Popper( Book )

201 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Popper was born in 1902 to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. 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. 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 was the result. 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. Arguing that the spirit of free, critical inquiry that governs scientific investigation should also apply to politics, Popper traces the roots of an opposite, authoritarian tendency to a tradition represented by Plato, Marx, and Hegel. In a substantial new introduction written for this edition, acclaimed political philosopher Alan Ryan puts Popper's landmark work in biographical, intellectual, and historical context. Also included is a personal essay by eminent art historian E. H. Gombrich, in which he recounts the story of the book's eventual publication despite numerous rejections and wartime deprivations.--
The Philosophy of Karl Popper by Robert John Ackermann( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de filosofie van de in Oostenrijk geboren Engelse wijsgeer (geb. 1902)
Realism and the aim of science by Karl R Popper( Book )

68 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism and the Aim of Science is one of the three volumes of Karl Popper's Postscript to the Logic of scientific Discovery. The Postscript is the culmination of Popper's work in the philosophy of physics and a new famous attack on subjectivist approaches to philosophy of science. Realism and the Aim of Science is the first volume of the Postcript. Popper here formulates and explains his non-justificationist theory of knowledge: science aims at true explanatory theories, yet it can never prove, or justify, any theory to be true, not
The open universe : an argument for indeterminism by Karl R Popper( Book )

63 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Quantum theory and the schism in physics by Karl R Popper( Book )

67 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Popper selections by Karl R Popper( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a better world : lectures and essays from thirty years by Karl R Popper( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the course of a life of ninety years Sir Karl can look back on positive changes in the world - the vast reductions in mass poverty, the liberalization of penal systems, the defeat of dictatorships. The search for a better world is never complete, but in spite of two world wars and a long and dangerous cold war, it was not in vain." "The essays and lectures collected in this book chart many familiar as well as some less known aspects of Sir Karl's thinking - from his interest in the birth of scientific speculation in classical Greece to the destructive effects on the intellect of totalitarianism in twentieth-century states. His discussions range over problems of politics, the history of philosophy and great figures of the Enlightenment such as Voltaire and Kant, and the relation of science and art (in an address given at the 1979 Salzburg festival). The book offers important new insights into the thought of one of the greatest of living philosophers, and into the role of science in our civilization."--Jacket
The critical approach to science and philosophy by Mario Bunge( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary epistemology, rationality, and the sociology of knowledge by Karl R Popper( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Parmenides : essays on the Presocratic enlightenment by Karl R Popper( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays not only elucidates the complexity of ancient Greek thought but also reveals Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in his reading of Parmenides
The myth of the framework : in defence of science and rationality by Karl R Popper( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Arabic and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering such issues as the aims of science, the role it plays in our civilization, the moral responsibiliby of the scientist, the function of a university, and the choice between reason and revolution, this book defends science and rationality against distortions of its aims and ideals
Knowledge and the body-mind problem : in defence of interaction by Karl R Popper( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, Sir Karl Popper here examines the problems connected with human freedom, creativity, rationality and the relationship between human beings and their actions. In this illuminating series of papers, Popper suggests a theory of mind-body interaction that relates to evolutionary emergence, human language and what he calls "the three worlds." Rene; Descartes first posited the existence of two worlds--the world of physical bodies and the world of mental states. Popper argues for the existence of "world 3" which comprises the products of our human minds. He examines the interaction between mental states--hopes, needs, plans, ideologies or hypotheses--and the physical states of our brain. Popper forcefully argues against the materialism forwarded by many philosophers which denies the existence of mental states. Instead, he demonstrates that the problem of the interaction between mental and physical states remains unresolved. Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem is based on Popper's never-before published lectures at Emory University in 1969. Popper has extensively revised the lectures but has retained their accessible format. He has also incorporated some of the discussions which followed the lectures, providing an engaging exchange between the philosopher and his audience
The two fundamental problems of the theory of knowledge by Karl R Popper( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporting in great detail on important research Popper carried out between 1930 and 1933, "Die beiden Grundprobleme der Erkenntnistheorie" was not published in German until 1979. The two fundamental problems of knowledge that lie at the centre of the book are the problem of induction, that although we are able to observe only a limited number of particular events, science nevertheless advances unrestricted universal statements; and the problem of demarcation, which asks for a separating line between empirical science and non-science. Popper seeks to solve these two basic problems with his celebrate theory of falsifiability. He argues that science is separated from non-science not by the verifiability but by the falsifiability of its theories. He argues also that the inferences made in science are not inductive but deductive; science does not start out from observations and proceed to generalise them, as many presume, but start with problems, which it attacks with bold conjectures. "The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge" contains the seed of many of the celebrated arguments that were later to find definitive expression in Popper's most celebrated work, "The Logic of Scientific Discovery". --from publisher description
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Objective knowledge : an evolutionary approach
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Būbir, Kārl 1902-1994

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The open society and its enemiesThe poverty of historicismConjectures and refutations; the growth of scientific knowledgeObjective knowledge : an evolutionary approachThe self and its brainLa logique de la découverte scientifiqueThe open society and its enemiesRealism and the aim of science