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 . 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. At the age of eight, Karl Popper was puzzling over the idea of infinity and by fifteen was As an introduction to Popper’s philosophy, Unended Quest also shines.

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A edition came out re-paginated with more words per page, two postscripts, and updated bibliography. Romero – – Foundations of Science 22 1: This is the wrong forum for a long dissertation upon Popper, his work, his influence on the philosophy of science or politics, but it is a measure of the man that he can say, “Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.

Still, with prose as crystal-clear and exciting as Popper’s, nobody – from the novice to the professional philosopher – will want to miss a paragraph! Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


However, it means dragging your eyes across thought experiments of interest to the likes of Einstein and Mach. Relieved to have finished the book. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Most are the sort of notes one would expect in an academic setting though, and provide a little extra.

Archaeology of Knowledge Michel Foucault. The Best Books queat Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x I immediately ran towards him asking and he confirmed me that he was there, just like me, only, for Popper!!! Nov 02, Angela rated it it was amazing.

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Unended Quest : An Intellectual Autobiography

Read it after it was pointed to as a condensed view of Popper’s work, but it undershoots popler only really functions as a brief, uninviting gloss over some of the major “problems”. An eight page ‘select bibliography’ and an eight page index completes the book. This is uhended we can lift ourselves out of the morass of our ignorance; and we can all contribute to world 3. May 26, Brendan Shea rated unened really liked it Shelves: It took some time before I recognized this as no more than a beautiful dream; that freedom is more important than equality; that the attempt uended realize equality endangers freedom; and that, if freedom is lost, there will not even be equality among the unfree.


Write a customer review. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Myth of the Framework: It’s just fascinating and deserves all the interest and study! Rereading over a decade later and found it to have subtle charms throughout. Popper is best known for overthrowing positivism and ppoper his falsification criterion.

His life is his work; the book is a collection of problems he has solved and wants to solve. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Very few philosophers make as much sense or explain their thinking in as facile a way. This is a book worth reading and rereading, for Karl Popper is one of those thinkers like a magician, forever pulling rabbits from hats. It is an ‘intellectual autobiography” rather than a historical biography or memoir.

Certainly like the whole “reality exists” idea though. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

He belongs to that school on middle European thinkers steeped in the modernist enlightenment. Required reading for school again.

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Karl Popper – – Fontana. Oct 22, Jorge rated it really liked it. Understood a few things, half understood a few and did not understand some at all. Playing and Reality D. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Return to Book Page. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Where and when did the first problem appear?