The Cambridge Companion to Popper

2017.07.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeremy Shearmur and Geoffrey Stokes (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Popper, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 394pp., $34.99
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2017.07.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeremy Shearmur and Geoffrey Stokes (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Popper, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 394pp., $34.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521672429. Reviewed by Abraham Stone and Paul A. Roth, University of California-Santa Cruz The cover of this volume features a smiling visage of Popper, an image that belies the reality of the man, a harsh and unrelenting critic of all and sundry. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, Popper's philosophical heritage also proves elusive and ambiguous. For while certain signature doctrines remain firmly associated with him -- falsifiability, critical rationalism, his particular notions of an open society and historicism -- their heritage remains unclear and uncertain. Assessing these views in a larger context one would hope to be a central task of the volume under review. But such an appraisal would require negotiating between at least two relatively closed societies: that. . .

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