Returning to Karl Popper: A reassessment of his politics and philosophy (Schriftenreihe zur Philosophie Karl R. Poppers und des Kritischen Rationalism

Returning to Karl Popper: A reassessment of his politics and philosophy (Schriftenreihe zur Philosophie Karl R. Poppers und des Kritischen Rationalism

By: Alexander Naraniecki (author)Paperback

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Over the last few years there has been a resurgent interest in various scientific disciplines in Popper's arguments. To gain a greater appreciation of Popper's scientific arguments, they need to be viewed in relation to his broader philosophy and where this stands within the history of ideas. This book aims to take seriously those aspects of Popper's writings that have received less attention and wherein he advanced metaphysical, speculative, mystical-poetic, aesthetic and Platonic arguments. Such arguments are crucial for an appreciation of his scientific and political writings. I argue that Popper, much like Wittgenstein previously has been misconstrued as an Anglo-analytic philosopher. This book provides an interpretation of Popper's mature philosophy within his Central-European intellectual context. The aim of which is to open up a fruitful line of investigation into Popper's thought that I hope would continue over the coming years.

About Author

Alexander Naraniecki has spent time at the Popper Archives at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria whilst researching for this book. He has also been a visiting scholar at Duke University and has completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Deakin University in Melbourne. Dr Naraniecki also publishes on issues relating to multiculturalism, globalization, cosmopolitanism as well as inter-cultural relations and dialogue. He has published on Popper in various leading journals such as Philosophy, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, and The European Legacy. He is currently building his research on Popper in a broader direction by exploring issues related to creativity and problem solving for critical thinking.

Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Out of the Haskalah Chapter 2: Was Karl Popper a Positivist? Chapter 3: The early philosophical problems Chapter 4: Logic and language: Wittgenstein and Tarski Chapter 5: Definitions, essences and meaning Chapter 6: Popper's metaphysics Chapter 7: Towards an Open Rationality Archival Material Bibliography Name Index Subject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789042037977
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9789042037977
  • weight: 313
  • ISBN10: 9042037970

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