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The open society and its enemies

The open society and its enemies

Author: Karl R Popper
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2002, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
Hailed by Bertrand Russell as a 'vigorous and profound defence of democracy', its now legendary attack on the philosophies of Plato, Hegel and Marx exposed the dangers inherent in centrally planned political systems and through underground editions became an inspiration to lovers of freedom living under communism in Eastern Europe.--BOOK JACKET.

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Named Person: Plato.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl R Popper
ISBN: 0415282365 9780415282369
OCLC Number: 59428608
Notes: Previous edition: 1962.
Includes index.
Description: xliv, 870 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: 'Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies in the contemporary global world' / Vaclav Havel --
'Personal Recollections of the Publication of The Open Society' / E.H. Gombrich --
Volume I. The Spell of Plato --
The Myth of Origin and Destiny --
Plato's Descriptive Sociology --
Plato's Political Programme --
The Background of Plato's Attack --
Addenda (1957, 1961, 1965) --
Volume II. The High Tide of Prophecy --
The Rise of Oracular Philosophy --
Marx's Method --
Marx's Prophecy --
Marx's Ethics --
The Aftermath.
Responsibility: Karl Popper.


Popper's 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.  Read more...


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