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Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography


"Although most of us know the date and place of our birth...few know when and how their intellectual life began. .." Here one of the greatest ... Show synopsis

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A Great Philosopher

by acam on Oct 18, 2014

K R Popper is the greatest philosopher of science of all time and the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. He solved the problem of induction [Every new swan I see is white therefore all swans are white was the paradigm case of invalid deduction of facts from instances - there are black swans]. This autobiography is a fascinating insight into the man and his thought. I recommend it to everyone. Anthony Camacho


Prophets in their time

by pica on Aug 2, 2007

Karl Popper is less known as a philosopher than he should be, and this is to his credit. He was a modest man. Many have heard of him only through the tale that Wittgenstein threatened him with a poker during a "fight" that erupted while Popper was lecturing to a philosoph6y"club' W. had founded at Cambridge. Popper deserves better. His "The Open Society and its Enemies" early identified that Fascism and Communism are the same wolves in very similar sheeps' clothing--that they both aim at establishing the Government as an all powerful tyranny and destroying individualism. All Popper's books are captivating and thought provoking. As is his autobiography. It is a story of a lifetime of thought--there are no "intimate" revelations, such as pass as autobiography too often these days. I bought this copy as a gift to a friend who is a PhD and was a philosophy prof--who somehow missed this one. Great read.

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