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'Karl Popper was a philosopher of uncommon originality, clarity and depth, and his range was exceptional.' - The Times
'One of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.' - The Daily Telegraph
'Popper's work is of far greater than mere academic value; it has an immediate and manifest bearing on the political decisions everyone has to make.' - The Listener
'This is one of the three or four most important books of the methodology of the social sciences to appear since the war.' - New Statesman
'This is the theoretical companion to the better-known Open Society and Its Enemies. It puts paid to all attempts at futurology by pointing out that the future depends on new knowledge which by definition we do not have today.' - Samuel Brittan, The Week
Although the original paper that this book was based on was written over eighty years ago, The Poverty of Historicism contains many important ideas that are still relevant today. Read morePublished 26 days ago by johno
Apart from its historic importance as a classic work, this book is very relevant to today's world, which is no less full of irrational ideologues both claiming to save democracy... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Caveat Emptor
Popper goes beyond physics and philosophy, beyond critical reasoning into the essence of thought. You'll love it if you love Popper.Published 10 months ago by John P. Borders
The Poverty of Historicism refuted the major arguments which propped up the myth of historical determinism, possibly the most damaging myth of modern times. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by Rafe Champion
For Popper's fans, this is a great reading. It's a classic, and the philosopher of science makes his point about historicism.
In this book, Karl Popper explains his vision on the course of history, on historical determinism, and on the theories of Descartes, Poincaré and Duhem. Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Luc REYNAERT