Karl Popper - The Formative Years, 1902-1945
Politics and Philosophy in Interwar Vienna
By (author) Malachi Haim Hacohen
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Karl Popper - The Formative Years, 1902-1945 by Malachi Haim Hacohen
Book DescriptionKarl Popper (1902-1994) is one of this century's most influential philosophers, but his life in fin-de siecle and interwar Vienna, and his exile in New Zealand during World War II, have so far remained shrouded in mystery. This intellectual 2001 biography recovers the legacy of the young Popper; the progressive, cosmopolitan, Viennese socialist who combated fascism, revolutionized the philosophy of science, and envisioned the Open Society. Malachi Hacohen delves into his archives (as well as the archives of his colleagues) and draws a compelling portrait of the philosopher, the assimilated Jewish intelligentsia, and the vanished culture of Red Vienna, which was decimated by Nazism. Hacohen's adventurous biography restores Popper's works to their original Central European contexts and, at the same time, shows that they have urgent messages for contemporary politics and philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521470537
(228mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This 2001 biography reassesses philosopher Karl Popper's life and works within the context of interwar Vienna.
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