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eBook Philosophy and the Real World: An Introduction to Karl Popper ePub

by Bryan Magee

  • ISBN: 0875484360
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Bryan Magee
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company (June 19, 1985)
  • Pages: 132
  • ePub book: 1429 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1958 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 324

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Not only does Magee's description of Popper assist in the understanding of the world, but also of history. Philosophy and the Real World" is a highly readable book for scientific history lovers and philosophy students alike

Not only does Magee's description of Popper assist in the understanding of the world, but also of history. Philosophy and the Real World" is a highly readable book for scientific history lovers and philosophy students alike. I have attempted to give a synopsis of the content here for anyone unsure on the subject matter: The novel beings by explaining why Karl Popper is not a well known name, despite the fact that he has been regarded among the greatest scientific philosophers of all time

Introduction Karl Popper is not, as yet anyway, a household name among the educated, and this fact .

Introduction Karl Popper is not, as yet anyway, a household name among the educated, and this fact requires explana- tion. This and the fact that the outcome of the Second World War was still uncertain in 1943, when the book was finished, added to the depth of passion which informs this defence of liberty and at- tack on totalitarianism, whose develornent and appeal it also attempts to explain. It was published in two volumes in 1945, and brought Popper his first real fame in the English-speaking world. In 1946 he carne to England, where he has lived ever since.

This book was my introduction to Karl Popper. Bryan Magee was his friend and worthy interlocutor. I have enjoyed everything I have read of both Bryan Magee and Karl Popper

This book was my introduction to Karl Popper. I have enjoyed everything I have read of both Bryan Magee and Karl Popper. Karl Popper: philosopher of critical rationalism – Column by Joe Barnhart. Sir Karl R. Popper, who died in September 1994 at the age of 92, will be remembered as one of the most This book was my introduction to Karl Popper.

Karl Popper: Philosophy of Science. Karl Popper, 1902–1994: Radical Fallibilism, Political Theory, and Democracy. Similar books and articles. Added to PP index 2015-02-13. Total views 2 ( of 2,272,598 ). Recent downloads (6 months) 1 ( of 2,272,598 ).

A philosophy book I can understand. Clear, succinct, not dumbed down. I feel I have a good grasp of Karl Popper's philosophy, which is a good thing. RobertP, March 20, 2012.

Bryan Edgar Magee (12 April 1930 – 26 July 2019) was a British philosopher, broadcaster, politician and author best known for bringing philosophy to a popular audience

Bryan Edgar Magee (12 April 1930 – 26 July 2019) was a British philosopher, broadcaster, politician and author best known for bringing philosophy to a popular audience.

Bryan Magee obituary. During the second world war he was evacuated to rural Market Harborough in Leicestershire. Bryan Magee, who has died aged 89, was hardly a typical member of the political class of the late 20th century. When he returned, much of Hoxton had been flattened by German bombs.

Following an "Introduction to Philosophy" presented by Magee in. .

Following an "Introduction to Philosophy" presented by Magee in discussion with Isaiah Berlin, Magee discussed topics like Marxist philosophy, the Frankfurt School, and modern Existentialism in subsequent episodes. Philosophy and the Real World: An Introduction to Karl Popper, Open Court Publishing, 1985, ISBN 0-87548-436-0 (originally published as Karl Popper).

Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-233) and index. An invitation to philosophy - The Greeks and their world. Before Socrates ; Socrates ; Plato ; Aristotle ; The Cynics ; The Sceptics ; The Epicureans ; The Stoics - Christianity and philosophy. Saint Augustine ; Medieval philosophy - The beginnings of modern science. Copernicus ; Newton ; Machiavelli ; Francis Bacon ; Hobbes - The great rationalists. Descartes ; Spinoza ; Leibniz - The great empiricists. Locke ; Berkeley ; Hume ; Burke - Revolutionary French thinkers.

Philosophy and the Real World: An Introduction to Karl Popper. Popper and the scepticism of evolutionary epistemology, or, what were human beings made for?

Philosophy and the Real World: An Introduction to Karl Popper. Open Court: LaSalle, IL. Google Scholar. Popper and the scepticism of evolutionary epistemology, or, what were human beings made for? In: O'Hear T (ed). Karl Popper: Philosophy and Problems. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp 207–324.

very good book

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Yannara Yannara
Not only does Magee's description of Popper assist in the understanding of the world, but also of history. "Philosophy and the Real World" is a highly readable book for scientific history lovers and philosophy students alike. I have attempted to give a synopsis of the content here for anyone unsure on the subject matter:

The novel beings by explaining why Karl Popper is not a well known name, despite the fact that he has been regarded among the greatest scientific philosophers of all time. Many saw Popper's works to be in the same light as the logical positivists', though Popper insists this is a severe misinterpretation.

"The point I want to make here is that Popper's work itself contains a feature, unavoidable when rightly understood, which has got between him and potential readers--who, being only potential, are not yet in a position to understand it." (Magee, 1985, p. 9)

What he intends to introduce here is Popper's philosophy of advancing knowledge through criticism of what has come before. To an extent, this is reminiscent of the confirmation of theory through falsification, as proposed by Popper himself, which was previously described in Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Falsificationism, essentially, asserts that we never really know anything; it is that we believe to be true what has not yet been shown false.

"He believes... that only through criticism can knowledge advance. This leads him to put forward most of his important ideas in the course of criticizing other peoples'...." (Magee, 1985, p. 9)

Unfortunately, Popper's criticisms of ideas from persons such as Plato and Marx have often been taken as simply being criticisms and are not understood for the work Popper presents himself. When Popper's critiques are mistaken with the advancement of knowledge he intends, they therefore lose meaning. Another wall between Popper and readers is concerned with the prevalence of philosophy. We often take our basic knowledge as fact without being aware of the underlying philosophy. Yet, because the foundation is philosophical, persons will undoubtedly receive concepts differently based on their own ideologies, cultures, etc. The desire to be understood is perhaps one of Popper's most distinguishing characteristics as a philosopher, as well as a likely reason for why he spent so much time editing and refining his writing. But to be fully understood, one must be aware of all of Popper's works and the framework they built around society, scientific discoveries, and history--else the unity and complete comprehension is lost. This, however, is also the premise of Magee's novel: to outline Popper's work in order to make clear its systematic unity.

Popper's view of what constitutes science is absent of the inductive method and therefore escapes the problems of induction; he finds that it is falsifiability which divides the scientific from the non-scientific. Popper also proposes his version of the scientific method, contrary to the traditionalists' view. Popper's emphasis on problem-solving and its influence on all human activity is characterized in the fourth chapter where Popper's take on evolution and the development of language is introduced. Magee also describes Popper's `World 3' and its influence on the individual, forecasting the political struggles of the world which are discussed in the last chapters of the book.
Inertedub Inertedub
If you are interested in the philosophy of science, you pretty much have to check out this book! Karl Popper is absolutely crucial to understanding (even if you don't agree with him) modern philosophy of science. This book does a great job of providing an overview/introduction to Popper's thoughts and arguments. However, with that being said, you (as a reader) also should have some understanding of the larger context of philosophy (and specifically the philosophy of science) in order to really appreciate this book. Not that you won't get anything out of the book otherwise, but without the larger context you will probably miss out on a quite a bit.
Original Original
Fetch this book and read it if you would like to be introduced to the (arguably) most important philosopher of the 20th Century (and one of the most important of all time)!
Cordanara Cordanara
This book is first-rate. It covers Popper's thought comprehensively, concisely, and clearly. The structure of the book is also coherent, building up ideas in earlier chapters that are essential to later chapters. For example, through the book I understood for the first time exactly how Popper's thoughts on society evolve directly from his thoughts on the philosophy of knowledge. If you're not already well-versed in Popper this is an ideal place to start. It's no surprise that Popper himself endorsed the text.
September September
Without hyperbole, Popper's ideas may be the most important in the world. I say that because if you accept David Deutsch's aphorism that 'All suffering is due to lack of knowledge', then Popper's relevance is clear -- this book covers Popper's ideas on how knowledge is created in the first place.
Gosar Gosar
Buyer beware - this is the identical book published by Magee in 1973 entitled "Popper" and published by Fontana Press (an imprint of Harper Collins). Stupidly I bought (different title, different publisher, different year) it before realizing it is a simple repackaging of the earlier book. As far as I can see, you have to read the fine print on the inside cover to discover this fact. There is no indication in the Amazon ads, and no mention on the outside cover or the introductory parts of the book to warn you.

I suppose this is all legal, but it is, IMHO, deceptive and a bit sleazy.