Karl Popper

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Paperback, 115 pages
The Viking Press, Inc., 1973
First Edition
Modern Masters

Sir Karl Popper, considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of science that has ever been, is the author of a number of seminal works: The Open Society and Its EnemiesThe Logic of Scientific Discovery, and The Poverty of Historicism.  The range of his intellectual influence, unapproached by that of any English-speaking philosopher now living, extends from members of government to art historians.  Yet Popper's named is not so well known as many of his critics'.  Bryan Magee, an English critic and philosopher in his own right, offers a lucid and compelling analysis of the reason for this paradox, and of the component parts of Poopper's greatness.  

Edited by Frank Kermode

About the Author

Bryan Magee has taught philosophy at Oxford and has also taught and lectured at several colleges and universities in the United States. His books include The Great Philosophers, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, and Aspects of Wagner. He lives in London.