By Karl Popper,Piers Norris Turner,Jeremy Shearmur
In this long-awaited quantity, Jeremy Shearmur and Piers Norris Turner deliver to mild Popper's most vital unpublished and uncollected writings from the time of The Open Society until eventually his loss of life in 1994.
After The Open Society: chosen Social and Political Writings finds the improvement of Popper's political and philosophical inspiration in the course of and after the second one international battle, from his early socialism via to the novel humanitarianism of The Open Society. The papers during this assortment, a lot of that are to be had the following for the 1st time, show the readability and pertinence of Popper's considering on such themes as faith, background, Plato and Aristotle, whereas revealing a life of unwavering political dedication.
After The Open Society illuminates the concept of 1 of the 20th century's maximum philosophers and is vital examining for somebody drawn to the hot process philosophy, politics, background and society.
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After The Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings (Routledge Classics) by Karl Popper,Piers Norris Turner,Jeremy Shearmur