By Zuzana Parusniková,Robert S. Cohen

ISBN-10: 1402093373

ISBN-13: 9781402093371

ISBN-10: 9400789580

ISBN-13: 9789400789586

In September 2007, greater than a hundred philosophers got here to Prague with the choice to process Karl Popper’s philosophy as a resource of proposal in lots of parts of our highbrow activity. This quantity is as a result that attempt. subject matters conceal Popper’s perspectives on rationality, medical technique, the evolution of data and democracy; and because Popper’s philosophy has continuously had a powerful interdisciplinary effect, a part of the amount discusses the effect of his rules in such components as schooling, economics, psychology, biology, or ethics.

The thought of falsification, the matter of demarcation, the ban on induction, or the position of the empirical foundation, besides the provocative parallels among historicism, holism and totalitarianism, have continually triggered controversies. the purpose of this quantity isn't really to delicate them yet convey them as a problem. during this time while the normal function of cause within the Western inspiration is being undermined, Popper’s non-foundationist version of cause brings the Enlightenment message right into a new standpoint. Popper believed that the open society used to be susceptible, due accurately to its tolerance of otherness. This is an issue of significant urgency within the sleek global, as cultures in keeping with varied values achieve prominence.  The techniques concerning the extending of the european, or the expanding financial globalization additionally elevate questions about openness and democracy. The volume’s objective is to teach the power of serious rationalism in addressing and responding to the issues of this time and this world.

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