Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography

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Routledge, Sep 29, 2005 - Philosophy - 328 pages

At the age of eight, Karl Popper was puzzling over the idea of infinity and by fifteen was beginning to take a keen interest in his father's well-stocked library of books. Unended Quest recounts these moments and many others in the life of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, providing an indispensable account of the ideas that influenced him most. As an introduction to Popper's philosophy, Unended Quest also shines. Popper lucidly explains the central ideas in his work, making this book ideal for anyone coming to Popper's life and work for the first time.

 

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Contents

The Approaching War The Jewish Problem
England and New Zealand
Early Work in New Zealand
The Open Society and the Poverty of Historicism
Other Work in New Zealand
At the London School of Economics and Political Science
Early Work in England
Meeting Einstein

What Still Divides Me from Most Contemporary Philosophers
Marxism Science and Pseudoscience
Early Studies
Dogmatic and Critical Thinking Learning Without Induction
Music
Psychology of Discovery or Logic of Discovery?
Two Kinds of Music
Progressivism in Art Especially in Music
Last Years at the University
Logik Der Forschung
Who Killed Logical Positivism?
Realism and Quantum Theory
Objectivity and Physics
Truth Probability Corroboration
Problems and Theories
Debates with SchröDinger
Objectivity and Criticism
Induction Deduction Objective Truth
Metaphysical Research Programmes
Quantum Mechanics and Propensity
The Subjectivist Theory of Entropy
Boltzmann and the Arrow of Time
Darwinism as a Metaphysical Research Programme
World 3 or the Third World
The Place of Values in a World of Facts
MAIN PUBLICATIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS OF TITLES
INDEX
Copyright

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Karl Popper (1902-1994). Philosopher, born in Vienna. one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.

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