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" historicism' an approach to the social sciences which assumes that historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the 'rhythms' or the 'patterns', the 'laws' or the 'trends' that underlie the... "
Karl Popper - The Formative Years, 1902-1945: Politics and Philosophy in ... - Page 19
by Malachi Haim Hacohen - 2002 - 626 pages
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Science and Values

Joseph Grünfeld - Science - 1973 - 196 pages
..."breakdown" himself with regard to the magical or tribal "closed" society. He defines "historicism" as an approach to the social sciences, which assumes that historical prediction is their principal aim 35 but such a definition would not apply to Hegel's historicism, for instance This belief in historical...
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Popper

Bryan Magee - Education - 1974 - 109 pages
...according to scientific laws is one example of what Popper calls 'historicism'. 'I mean by "historicism" an approach to the social sciences which assumes that...historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the "rhythms" or the "patterns", the "laws"...
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The Logic of Society: A Philosophical Study

Laird Addis - Philosophy - 1975 - 226 pages
...shall treat separately in a little while. For the moment I only take note of his definition of it as "an approach to the social sciences which assumes...historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the 'rhythms' or the 'patterns', the 'laws'...
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Revolution Or Reform?: A Confrontation

Sir Karl Raimund Popper, A. T. Ferguson - Political Science - 1976 - 111 pages
..."utopianism," is said to be the theoretical basis of totalitarianism. He states: I mean by "historicism" an approach to the social sciences which assumes that...historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the "rhythms" or the "patterns," the "laws"...
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Popper and the Human Sciences

G. Currie - Philosophy - 1985 - 218 pages
...particularly, Popper objects to what he calls 'the doctrine of historicism' which he characterizes as: an approach to the social sciences which assumes that...historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the 'rhythms' or the 'patterns', the 'laws'...
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Sacred Biography: Saints and Their Biographers in the Middle Ages

Thomas J. Heffernan - Religion - 1992
...daily wonder 4. K. Popper, The Poverty of Historicism (New York, 1957), p. 3: "I mean by 'historicism' an approach to the social sciences which assumes that historical prediction is their principle aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the 'rhythms' or the 'patterns,'...
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Philosophical Historicism and the Betrayal of First Philosophy

Carl Page - Philosophy - 2010
...Popper defined the view he hoped to discredit in a curiously abstract way: I mean by "historicism" an approach to the social sciences which assumes that...historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the "rhythms" or the "patterns," the "laws"...
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Hegel's Critique of Liberalism: Rights in Context

Steven B. Smith - Philosophy - 1991 - 266 pages
...meant here not just the dependence of thought upon immediate context but, in the words of Karl Popper, "an approach to the social sciences which assumes...historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the 'rhythm' or the 'pattern,' the 'laws'...
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English Questions

Perry Anderson - History - 1992 - 370 pages
...of Popper's conception of historicism itself. This he defines as follows: 'I mean by "historicism" an approach to the social sciences which assumes that historical prediction is their principal aim.'36 Hegel, of course - the arch-historicist for Popper - refused all historical prediction. Historicist...
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Science, Politics and Social Practice: Essays on Marxism and Science ...

Robert Sonné Cohen, Kostas Gavroglu, John Stachel, Marx W Wartofsky, Marx W. Wartofsky - History - 1995 - 395 pages
...with long-term historical prophecies based on laws of history. [2, v. I, p. 3] Or, historicism is: An approach to the social sciences which assumes that...historical prediction is their principal aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the 'rhythms' or 'patterns', the 'law' or...
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