The Cambridge Companion to Popper (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

The Cambridge Companion to Popper (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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Cambridge University Press, 6/27/2016
EAN 9780521856454, ISBN10: 0521856450

Hardcover, 398 pages, 23.5 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

Karl Popper was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. His criticism of induction and his falsifiability criterion of demarcation between science and non-science were major contributions to the philosophy of science. Popper's broader philosophy of critical rationalism comprised a distinctive philosophy of social science and political theory. His critique of historicism and advocacy of the open society marked him out as a significant philosopher of freedom and reason. This book sets out the historical and intellectual contexts in which Popper worked, and offers an overview and diverse criticisms of his central ideas. The volume brings together contributors with expertise on Popper's work, including people personally associated with Popper (such as Jarvie, Miller, Musgrave, Petersen and Shearmur), specialists on the topics treated (Bradie, Godfrey-Smith and Jackson), and scholars with special interests in aspects of Popper's work (Andersson, Hacohen, Maxwell and Stokes).

1. Popper and his philosophy
an overview Jeremy Shearmur and Geoffrey Stokes
2. The young Popper, 1902–37
history, politics and philosophy in interwar Vienna Malachi Hacohen
3. On Popper's contributions to psychology as part of biology Arne Petersen
4. Popper's philosophy of science
looking ahead Peter Godfrey-Smith
5. The problem of the empirical basis in critical rationalism Gunnar Andersson
6. Karl Popper's evolutionary philosophy Michael Bradie
7. Popper's paradoxical pursuit of natural philosophy Nicholas Maxwell
8. Metaphysics and realism Alan Musgrave
9. Popper's contributions to the theory of probability and its interpretation David Miller
10. Popper's philosophy of mind Frank Jackson
11. Popper's philosophy and the methodology of social science Ian Jarvie
12. Popper and Habermas
convergent arguments for a postmetaphysical universalism Geoffrey Stokes
13. Popper's politics and political thought Jeremy Shearmur.