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Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography

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"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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acam

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

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pica

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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