'Never before has there been so many and such dreadful weapons in so many irresponsible hands.' - Karl Popper, from the Preface
All Life is Problem Solving is a stimulating and provocative selection of Popper's writings on his main preoccupations during the last twenty-five years of his life. This collection illuminates Popper's process of working out key formulations in his theory of science, and indicates his view of the state of the world at the end of the Cold War and after the collapse of communism.
Table of Contents
Publisher's note Preface PART I Questions of natural science 1. The logic and evolution of scientific theory (1972) 2. Notes of a realist on the body-mind problem (1972) 3. Epistemology and the problem of peace (1985) 4. The epistemological position of evolutionary epistemology (1986) 5. Towards an evolutionary theory of knowledge (1989) 6. Kepler's metaphysics of the solar system and his empirical criticism (1986/91) PART II Thoughts on history and politics 7. On freedom (1958/67) 8. On the theory of democracy (1987) 9. All life is problem solving (1991) 10. Against the cynical interpretation of history (1991) 11. 'Waging wars for peace' (1992) 12. The collapse of communism: understanding the past and influencing the future (1992) 13. The necessity of peace (1993) 14. Masaryk and the open society (1994) 15. How I became a philosopher without trying (1992) Subject index Name index
Karl Popper, Patrick Camiller