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Karl Popper : the formative years, 1902-1945 : politics and philosophy in interwar Vienna

Author: Malachi Haim Hacohen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This biography recovers the legacy of the young Popper, the progressive, cosmopolitan, Viennese socialist who combated fascism, revolutionized the philosophy of science, and envisioned the Open Society. Malachi Hacohen delves into his archives (as well as the archives of his colleagues) and draws a compelling portrait of the philosopher, the assimilated Jewish intelligentsia, and the vanished culture of Red Vienna,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Karl R Popper; Karl Raimund Popper, Sir; Karl R Popper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malachi Haim Hacohen
ISBN: 0521890551 9780521890557 0521470536 9780521470537
OCLC Number: 48627565
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 664 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Progressive philosophy and the politics of Jewish assimilation in Late Imperial Vienna; 2. The Great War, the Austrian Revolution, and communism; 3. The early 1920s: school reform, socialism, and cosmopolitanism; 4. The pedagogic institute and the psychology of knowledge, 1925-28; 5. The philosophical breakthrough, 1929-32; 6. The Logic of Scientific Discovery and the philosophical revolution; 7. Red Vienna, the 'Jewish Question', and emigration, 1936-37; 8. Social science in exile, 1938-39; 9. The Open Society, 1940-42; 10. The rebirth of liberalism in science and politics, 1943-45.
Responsibility: Malachi Haim Hacohen.

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