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

Works: 1,520 works in 5,607 publications in 14 languages and 75,637 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Annotator, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Compiler, Collector, Performer
Classifications: Q175, 121
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The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl R Popper( Book )

289 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in English in 1959, this book revolutionized contemporary thinking about science and knowledge and is one of the most widely read books about science written in the twentieth century. It presents succinctly Popper's view of science and his solutions to two fundamental problems of the theory of knowledge: the demarcation of science from non-science, and the role of induction in the growth of scientific knowledge
The open society and its enemies by Karl R Popper( Book )

287 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series, 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 )

284 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,905 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 )

146 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 2,755 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
The self and its brain by Karl R Popper( Book )

139 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

68 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,662 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 Philosophy of Karl Popper by Karl R Popper( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open universe : an argument for indeterminism by Karl Popper( Book )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 703 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 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 647 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 two fundamental problems of the theory of knowledge by Karl R Popper( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 609 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
The myth of the framework : in defence of science and rationality by Karl R Popper( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Arabic and held by 558 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 )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 506 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
Unended quest : an intellectual autobiography by Karl R Popper( Book )

109 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of eight, Karl Popper was puzzling over the idea of infinity and by fifteen was beginning to take a keen interest in his father's well-stocked library of books. Unended Quest recounts these moments and many others in the life of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, providing an indispensable account of the ideas that influenced him most. As an introduction to Popper's philosophy, Unended Quest also shines. Popper lucidly explains the central ideas in his work, making this book ideal for anyone coming to Popper's life and work for the first time
La logique de la découverte scientifique by Karl R Popper( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 433 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 )

127 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in political exile in New Zealand during the Second World War and published in two volumes in 1945, The Open Society and its Enemies was hailed by Bertrand Russell as a 'vigorous and profound defence of democracy'. This legendary attack on the philosophies of Plato, Hegel and Marx prophesied the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and exposed the fatal flaws of socially engineered political systems. It remains highly readable, erudite and lucid and as essential reading today as on publication in 1945. It is available here in a special centenary single-volume edition
La connaissance objective by Karl R Popper( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in French and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objektive Erkenntnis : ein evolutionärer Entwurf by Karl R Popper( Book )

45 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The open society and its enemiesThe poverty of historicismConjectures and refutations; the growth of scientific knowledgeThe self and its brainObjective knowledge; an evolutionary approachThe open universe : an argument for indeterminismIn search of a better world : lectures and essays from thirty yearsEvolutionary epistemology, rationality, and the sociology of knowledge