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    DescriptionIn this long-awaited volume, Jeremy Shearmur and Piers Norris Turner bring to light Popper's most important unpublished and uncollected writings from the time of The Open Society until his death in 1994. After The Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings reveals the development of Popper's political and philosophical thought during and after the Second World War, from his early socialism through to the radical humanitarianism of The Open Society. The papers in this collection, many of which are available here for the first time, demonstrate the clarity and pertinence of Popper's thinking on such topics as religion, history, Plato and Aristotle, while revealing a lifetime of unwavering political commitment. After The Open Society illuminates the thought of one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers and is essential reading for anyone interested in the recent course of philosophy, politics, history and society.

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    After The Open Society
    Selected Social and Political Writings
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    By (author) Sir Karl Popper, Edited by Piers Norris Turner, Edited by Jeremy Shearmur
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 828 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415610230
    ISBN 10: 0415610230

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    Karl Popper (1902-94). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Jeremy Shearmur is Reader in Philosophy at the Australian National University Piers Norris Turner is Assistant Professor in Philosophy at The Ohio State University
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    'In sum, this volume deserves to be warmly welcomed by scholars of Popper. Summing up: Reommended' - CHOICE 'This book is excellent. It is largely unpublished material from Popper's literary remains regarding his The Open Society and Its Enemies that conveys some interesting stories about its publication and initial reception, throws light on its message, and complements it somewhat. The book also contains much that Popper hardly discussed elsewhere.' - Philosophy of the Social Sciences '[an] expert selection of archival materials and obscure publications...' - ISIS
    Table of contents
    Editorial Introduction I: Introduction Optimist, Pessimist and Pragmatist Views of Scientific Knowledge (1963) II: Memories of Austria 1. Julius Kraft, 1898-1960 (1962) 2. Memories of Otto Neurath (1973) 3. Introduction to Fritz Kolb, Es kam ganz anders (It all turned out very differently) (1981) 4. Anti-Semitism in Austria: a letter to Friedrich Hayek (1969) III: Lectures from New Zealand 5. Science and Religion (1940); appendix: Interview on Religion (1969/1994) 6. Ideal and rationality (1940) 7. Moral Man and Immoral Society (1940) 8. Is there a meaning in History? (1940) IV: On The Open Society 9. Correspondence with Carnap on Social Philosophy (1940-7) 10. Letter to Fritz Hellin on The Open Society (1943) 11. Letter to Alfred Braunthal on The Open Society (1943) 12. Uniting the Camp of Humanitarianism (1944-7) 13. Public and Private Values (1946?); Appendix 1: 'On the Treatment of Germany'; Appendix 2: 'Utopianism and the Open Society' 14. On the Theory of Totalitarianism (1946?) 15. Social Institutions and Personal Responsibility (1947) 16. The Open Society After Five Years etc: Prefaces to the American edition of The Open Society (1948-50) 17. Platonic Holiday (1948) 18. Response to de Vries (1952) 19. On The Free Man's Library (1956) 20. Letters to Isaiah Berlin (1959 and 1989) 21. Historical Explanation (1962/1966) 22. Correspondence with Ernst Badian on Aristotle's Politics (1965) 23. Plato (1968) V: The Cold War and After 24. The Open Society and the Democratic State (1963) 25. Popper to Hayek on the Abstract Society and 'Inner Freedom' (1964) 26. The Status of Science: A Broadcast to Russia (1963) 27. A Note on the Cold War (1966) 28. How to get out of Viet Nam (1968-9) 29. On For Conservatives Only (1970) 30. Was ist liberal? (What is it to be a liberal?) (1972) 31. On Reason and The Open Society (1972) 32. For a Better World (1973) 33. Historical Prophecy as an Obstacle to Peace (1973) 34. Letter to Bryan Magee on Nationalization (1974) 35. Preface to Italian Poverty of Historicism (1975) 36. On The New Liberty (undated) 37. On Toleration (1981) 38. The Importance of Critical Discussion (1981-2) 39. The Critical Attitude in Medicine (1983) 40. On Receiving the Fondation Tocqueville Prize (1984) 41. On Democracy (1988) 42. Outline of My Views (1988) 43. Historicism and the Soviet Union (1991) 44. The Open Society today (1991) 45. Letter to my Russian Readers (1992) 46. The communist road to self-enslavement (1992); Appendix: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Friedrich Hayek (1992, 1997) 47. Europe Now Exists (1993) 48. Against the Misuse of Television (1993)