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After the Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings (Routledge Classics)

After the Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings (Routledge Classics)

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Publication Date: August 26th, 2011
Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN:
9780415610230
Pages:
528
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Description

In this long-awaited volume, Jeremy Shearmur and Piers Norris Turner bring to light Popper's most important unpublished and uncollected writings from the time of The Open Society until his death in 1994.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.

About the Author

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