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    DescriptionOn its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.' A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical Destiny.' Short and beautifully written, it has inspired generations of readers, intellectuals and policy makers. One of the most important books on the social sciences since the Second World War, it is a searing insight into the ideas of this great thinker.


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    Title
    The Poverty of Historicism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Karl Popper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415278461
    ISBN 10: 0415278465
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPS, JHBA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15260
    DC22: 901
    DC21: 300.1
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJP
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, JHBA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Karl Popper (1902-94). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.
    Review quote
    "On its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.' 'Karl Popper was a philosopher of uncommon originality, clarity and depth, and his range was exceptional.' - The Times 'One of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.' - The Daily Telegraph 'Popper's work is of far greater than mere academic value; it has an immediate and manifest bearing on the political decisions everyone has to make.' - The Listener 'This is one of the three or four most important books of the methodology of the social sciences to appear since the war.' - New Statesman