Unended Quest

Unended Quest

Unended Quest “A remarkable document of intellectual history.” Lewis S. Feuer “
A splendid introduction to the man and his ideas.” Martin Gardner, The New
Leader “This autobiography is part discussion on method; part intellectual history
of ...

Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134449712

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

Robert A Dahl an unended quest

Robert A  Dahl  an unended quest

Introduction Robert A. Dahl: an unended quest David A. Baldwina and Mark
Haugaardb aColumbia and Princeton University, USA; bNational University of
Ireland, Galway, Ireland The legacy of Robert A. Dahl The following essays are ...

Author: David Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317229964

Category: Political Science

Page: 125

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This book is devoted to the work of Robert A. Dahl, who passed away in 2014. Dahl was one of the most important American political scientists and normative democratic theorists of the post-war era, and he was also an influential teacher who mentored some of the most significant academics of the next two generations of American political science. As an incredibly productive scholar he had a career that spanned more than half a century, his first book was published in 1950 his last was in 2007 at the age of 92. As a political scientist, he was respected even by those who were critical of his works. This theoretical significance and profound influence is reflected in the collection of chapters in this volume, which reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the contemporary US political science scene. His co-author Bruce Stinebrickner documents the evolution of his and Dahl’s seminal text, Modern Political Analysis and how it became the standard introduction to American political science for nearly fifty years. Katharine MacKinnon’s chapter is of significance for its insights upon Dahl and also represents a succinct statement of a feminist reading and critique of contemporary political science. Steven Lukes contributes a highly concise statement of the difference between one-dimensional and three-dimensional power. This work will be a standard reference work for any researchers or those interested in the work of Robert Dahl, among both established academics and students. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Political Power.
Categories: Political Science

Unended Quest

Unended Quest

An Intellectual Autobiography Karl Raimund Popper. AN INTELLECTUAL
Evanston , Illinois 60201 UL UNENDED QUEST. KARL FONTAN Front Cover.

Author: Karl Raimund Popper

Publisher: Fontana Press

ISBN: NWU:35556001385392

Category: Geistesgeschichte

Page: 270

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Categories: Geistesgeschichte

Karl Popper and the Social Sciences

Karl Popper and the Social Sciences

As Popper acknowledges in his intellectual autobiography Unended Quest, he
was always more interested in the natural sciences than the social sciences (UQ,
121). Nonetheless, Popper devoted considerable thought to the social sciences,

Author: William A. Gorton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791482216

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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The first systematic treatment of Karl Popper’s contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.
Categories: Social Science

Plato s Defence of Poetry

Plato s Defence of Poetry

IV Karl Popper calls his autobiography, excerpted from the Schilpp volumes,
Unended Quest, no doubt because it would be too dogmatic to call it Unending
Quest, a possible title for Plato's autobiography. In it he mentions (§ 33) that his
wife ...

Author: Julius A. Elias

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873958063

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

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Ignorant, irrational and irresponsible: these are the terms used by Plato when referring to poets. Yet the philosopher acknowledged that he was not insensible to the charms of poetry, and many would agree that Plato's myths are themselves poetry of the very first rank. In Plato's Defence of Poetry--the first full-scale treatment of the subject since 1905--Julius A. Elias demonstrates that Plato offers a defence of poetry in response to his own famous challenge. This study restores the myths to their proper place in the Platonic corpus by showing their methodological relationship to the dialectic and their substantive connection to Plato's theories of knowledge, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. While agreeing that for Plato, poetry must be harnessed to the service of truth and socially desirable values, Elias shows that poetry is indispensable to the philosopher: when the audience would reject a more obviously didactic approach, poetry makes accessible and palatable truths demonstrable by reason. Furthermore--and this is the most novel and important feature of this study--Elias argues that the myths embody the indemonstrable axioms of Plato's system. Plato was aware that in every system, including mathematics, certain fundamental presuppositions necessarily remain unproven. Rather than assert them dogmatically, Plato expresses these undercurrents poetically so as to capture their emotional persuasiveness while defining their relevance. In Plato's Defence of Poetry, the myths themselves are interpreted afresh in light of these claims.
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A Philosopher s Apprentice

A Philosopher s Apprentice

Thus, his autobiography, Unended Quest,1 begins with a warm mention of his
own master ņ for, as it happens, he was a master carpenter and proud of it [Munz,
2004, 29]. (The only personal acknowledgement to a master in that
autobiography ...

Author: Joseph Agassi

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042024342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Both a Popper biography and an autobiography, Agassi's "A Philosopher's Apprentice" tells the riveting story of his intellectual formation in 1950s London, a young brilliant philosopher struggling with an intellectual giant - father, mentor, and rival, all at the same time. His subsequent rebellion and declaration of independence leads to a painful break, never to be completely healed. No other writer has Agassi's psychological insight into Popper, and no other book captures like this one the intellectual excitement around the Popper circle in the 1950s and the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s - personal, academic, political, all important philosophically. Agassi's Popper - whether one agrees with it or not - is an enormous contribution to scholarship. This second revised edition includes also Popper's and Agassi's last correspondence and, in a postscript it shows Agassi leafing through Popper's archives, reaching a sort of reconciliation, an appropriate ending to the drama. A must read. Malachi Hacohen, Duke University
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Karl Popper A Centenary Assessment Volume I

Karl Popper  A Centenary Assessment Volume I

This work is also the starting point for Popper's dissertation under Bühler in 1928
, Zur Methodenfrage der Denkpsychologie . Popper never published his
dissertation , and in Unended Quest he recalls that it was ' a kind of hasty last
minute ...

Author: Ian Charles Jarvie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754653757

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

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Sir Karl Popper (1902 1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. His influence has been enormous in the fields of epistemology, logic, metaphysics, methodology of science, the philosophy of physics and biology, political philosophy, and the social sciences, and his intellectual achievement has stimulated many scholars in a wide range of disciplines. These three volumes of previously unpublished essays, which originate in the congress 'Karl Popper 2002' held in Vienna to mark the centenary of Popper's birth, provide an up-to-date examination of many aspects of Popper's life and thought. Volume 1 discusses a variety of topics in Popper's early intellectual history, and considers also some features of his remarkable influence outside philosophy. The second part of the volume contains papers that from different political perspectives tackle problems raised by Popper's principal contribution to political theory, democracy and community, "The Open Society and Its Enemies". Volume 2 deals especially with Popper's metaphysics and epistemology, including his proposal (critical rationalism) that it is through sharp criticism rather than through the provision of justification that our knowledge progresses. Several papers tackle the problem of the empirical basis, and offer decidedly different answers to some unresolved questions. The volume contains also a number of papers evaluating Popper's celebrated, but much contested, solution to Hume's problem of induction. Volume 3 examines Popper's contribution to our understanding of logic, mathematics, physics, biology, and the social sciences, from economics to education. Among the topics covered are: verisimilitude, quantum and statistical physics, the propensity interpretation of probability, evolutionary epistemology, the so-called Positivimusstreit, Popper's critique of Marx, and his defence of the rationality principle as a component of all social explanations.
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Karl Popper Metaphysics and epistemology

Karl Popper  Metaphysics and epistemology

Popper's account of the evening in his intellectual autobiography , Unended
Quest ( 1974/1976 ) has been the subject of ... The issue that I shall raise in this
paper is the very question with which Edmonds and Eidinow conclude their book

Author: Ian Charles Jarvie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754653765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Sir Karl Popper (1902-1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. Volume II deals with Popper's metaphysics and epistemology, including his proposal (critical rationalism) that it is through sharp criticism rather than through the provision of justification that our knowledge progresses.
Categories: Philosophy

Rediscovering the Forgotten Vienna Circle

Rediscovering the Forgotten Vienna Circle

... 'Intellectual Autobiography', in P.A. Schilpp, ed., The Philosophy of Karl Popper
, (Library of Living Philosophers, vol.14), Open Court, Lasalle, Ill., repr. as
Unended Quest, 1976, Open Court, Lasalle, Ill. J. Proust, 1986, Questions de

Author: Th.E Uebel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401131827

Category: Science

Page: 331

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Categories: Science

Popper Otto Selz and the Rise Of Evolutionary Epistemology

Popper  Otto Selz and the Rise Of Evolutionary Epistemology

This is partly due to his clarity of writing, inviting almost no questions of the
precise meaning of what he says. Another equally important factor is Popper's
autobiography, Unended Quest, which tells the genesis of his ideas, again so
clearly as ...

Author: Michel ter Hark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107320550

Category: Philosophy


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This book is about Karl Popper's early writings before he began his career as a philosopher. The purpose of the book is to demonstrate that Popper's philosophy of science, with its emphasis on the method of trial and error, is largely based on the psychology of Otto Selz, whose theory of problem solving and scientific discovery laid the foundation for much of contemporary cognitive psychology. By arguing that Popper's famous defence of the method of falsification as well as his elaboration of an evolutionary theory of knowledge are equally indebted to German psychology, Michel ter Hark challenges the received view of the development of Popper's philosophy. The book concludes with a reinterpretation of Popper's theory of the mind-body problem, emphasizing its contemporary relevance.
Categories: Philosophy

Karl Popper Science

Karl Popper  Science

For instance , he objected to Schrödinger's statement that negative entropy is the
answer to the question , ' what is the characteristic feature of life ? ' ( Popper ...
Another disagreement Popper harboured but did not mention in Unended Quest .

Author: Ian Charles Jarvie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754657124

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

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Sir Karl Popper (1902-1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. Volume III examines Popper's contribution to our understanding of logic, mathematics, physics, biology and the social sciences, from economics to education
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Integrative Problem Solving in a Time of Decadence

Integrative Problem Solving in a Time of Decadence

N. Machiavelli 10.1 Knowledge Pursued in Depth and Integrated in Breadth As
was said in the Foreword, the ideas and thoughts presented in the book rather
constitute an unfinished projector, if the readers prefer, an unended quest. Yet,
the ...

Author: George Christakos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048198909

Category: Science

Page: 527

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Presents a unique study of Integrative Problem-Solving (IPS). The consideration of 'Decadence' is essential in the scientific study of environmental and other problems and their rigorous solution, because the broad context within which the problems emerge can affect their solution. Stochastic reasoning underlines the conceptual and methodological framework of IPS, and its formulation has a mathematical life of its own that accounts for the multidisciplinarity of real world problems, the multisourced uncertainties characterizing their solution, and the different thinking modes of the people involved. Only by interpolating between the full range of disciplines (including stochastic mathematics, physical science, neuropsychology, philosophy, and sociology) and the associated thinking modes can scientists arrive at a satisfactory account of problem-solving, and be able to distinguish between a technically complete problem-solution, and a solution that has social impact.
Categories: Science

An Introduction to the Thought of Karl Popper

An Introduction to the Thought of Karl Popper

... Unended Quest: an Intellectual Autobiography, revised edition,Routledge,
London,1992,pp.245–259,together with further material published since 1992.
The lettering system used in theoriginalhasbeen omitted here. 1925 'Über die
Stellung ...

Author: Roberta Corvi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134793693

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical and political thought of Karl Popper, now available in English. It is divided into three parts; the first part provides a biography of Popper; the second part looks at his works and recurrent themes, and the third part assesses his critics. It was approved of by Popper himself as a sympathetic and comprehensive study, and will be ideal to meet the increasing demand for a summary introduction to his work.
Categories: Philosophy

Writing for Computer Science

Writing for Computer Science

Karl Popper Unended Quest If you give me an eight-page article and I tell you to
cut it to four pages, you'll howl and say it can't be done. Then you'll go home and
do it, and it will be much better. William Zinsser On Writing Well, Sixth Edition ...

Author: Justin Zobel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781447166399

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.
Categories: Computers

Wittgenstein s Poker

Wittgenstein s Poker

Protestant, namely evangelical but of Jewish origin – Popper In Unended Quest,
Karl Popper wrote, 'After much thought my father had decided thatliving in an
overwhelmingly Christian society imposed the obligation to give as littleoffence ...

Author: David Edmonds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571320325

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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On 25 October 1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. Almost immediately, rumours started to spread around the world that the two philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers . . .
Categories: Philosophy

Methodological Variance

Methodological Variance

Pandit, G. L.: 1981b, 'The Cartesian Questions of Methodology and Against
Psychologism: A Rejoinder', Indian Philosophical Quarterly 8 ... Popper, K. R.:
1976, Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography, Fontana, London, (revised
ed.) ...

Author: G.L. Pandit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401131742

Category: Science

Page: 431

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For a philosopher with an abiding interest in the nature of objective knowledge systems in science, what could be more important than trying to think in terms of those very subjects of such knowledge to which men like Galileo, Newton, Max Planck, Einstein and others devoted their entire lifetimes? In certain respects, these systems and their structures may not be beyond the grasp of a linguistic conception of science, and scientific change, which men of science and philosophy have advocated in various forms in recent times. But certainly it is wrong-headed to think that one's conception of science can be based on an identification of its theories with languages in which they may be, my own alternatively, framed. There may be more than one place in book (1983: 87) where they may seem to get confused with each other, quite against my original intentiens. The distinction between the objec tive knowledge systems in science and the dynamic frameworks of the languages of the special individual sciences, in which their growth can be embedded in significant ways, assumes here, therefore, much impor tance. It must be recognized that the problems concerning scientific change, which these systems undergo, are not just problems concerning language change.
Categories: Science

The Challenge of Dialogue

The Challenge of Dialogue

... however, mean to construct a philosophical theory or system, but to engage his
interlocutors in an “unended quest” for ... summarized in four points: (1)
Philosophy is not a closed doctrine or system but a practice of questions and

Author: Jens Peter Brune

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643109620

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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The twelfth volume of the "Series on Socratic Philosophizing" reflects the international discussion on Socratic philosophizing within a global perspective. This volume throws light on the challenges Socratic Dialogue and other forms of dialogue face in different political systems and cultures. The following sub-topics are discussed: the development of the theory and the practice of Socratic Dialogue, examples of dialogues practised in different political systems, and the role of dialogue in mutual understanding within and between different cultures and in the political and economic sectors.
Categories: Religion

History of Philosophy of Science

History of Philosophy of Science

... which culminate in the three questions “How ispure mathematics possible?”, “
Howis pure natural science possible?”, and “Howis metaphysicsasa science
possible?”, areaddedto the second(1787) edition of 1. Karl Popper, Unended
Quest: ...

Author: M. Heidelberger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401717854

Category: Science

Page: 442

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This volume includes recent contributions to the philosophy of science from a historical point of view and of the highest topicality: the range of the topics covers all fields in the philosophy of the science provided by authors from around the world focusing on ancient, modern and contemporary periods in the development of the science philosophy. This proceedings is for the scientific community and students at graduate level as well as postdocs in this interdisciplinary field of research.
Categories: Science

The Analysis of Wonder

The Analysis of Wonder

and superstitions, we could come up with definitive answers to all questions and
just solutions to all problems. ... We do not learn 6 Karl Popper, Unended Quest:
An Intellectual Autobiography (La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1976), 148. what is of ...

Author: Predrag Cicovacki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623569747

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Structured to introduce the reader into all aspects of the philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann (1882-1950), this book aims to stimulate further interest into his thought. Once considered the most studious and systematic of all the German philosophers of the twentieth-century, this prolific author has been nearly forgotten. For many years a student and an admirer of Hartmann's work, Cicovacki argues that a closer look into Hartmann's ontologically and axiologically oriented philosophy contains a promise of a vital philosophical orientation, especially with regard to our understanding of the nature, place, and role of humanity in the larger world. "The Analysis of Wonder" - Hartmann's own definition of philosophy - is an invitation to the readers to challenge their preconceived and self-interested notions of reality in order to relearn to appreciate the always changing and conflicting world, in all of its complexity, richness, and sublimity.
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The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

... and Objective Knowledge (1972); a Library of Living Philosophers volume (
1974) containing an intellectual autobiography and a set of replies to his critics,
the former appearing separately as Unended Quest (1976); a collaboration with
Sir ...

Author: Edward Craig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134344086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1078

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The Shorter REP presents the very best of the acclaimed ten volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy in a single volume. It makes a selection of the most important entries available for the first time and covers all you need to know about philosophy, from Aristotle to Wittgenstein and animals and ethics to scientific method. Comprising over 900 entries and covering the major philosophers and philosophical topics, The Shorter REP includes the following special features: Unrivalled coverage of major philosophers, themes, movements and periods making the volume indispensable for any student or general reader Fully cross-referenced Revised versions of many of the most important entries, including fresh suggestions for further reading Over twenty brand new entries on important new topics such as Cloning and Sustainability entries by many leading philosophers such as Bernard Williams, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Rorty, Onora O'Neill, T.M. Scanlon and Anthony Appiah Striking new text design to help locate key entries quickly and easily An outstanding guide to all things philosophical, The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides an unrivalled introduction to the subject for students and general readers alike.
Categories: Philosophy