A modern classic. - The Independent
A brilliant polemic It remains the best intellectual defence of liberal democracy against know-it-all totalitarianism. - The Economist
This is a work of great interest and significance, stimulating and suggestive throughout. Dr Poppers virtues are manifold. He has a great fertility of ideas. Almost every sentence gives us something to think about. - G.C. Field, Philosophy --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Karl Popper (1902-1994). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
To begin with,the word "totalitarianism" only came into existence in the 20th century or rather the late 19th century. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003
This second volume of this two volume book is more about what lead to and became the economic historicism of Marx and its consequences. Read morePublished on June 4 2003 by Davin Enigl
What else could I think of this book when I find Popper, today an almost forgotten philosopher, making fun of one of the greatest minds in history, like Aristotle? Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2002
I read Open Society when I was a teenager. It was the book of my life. I had never been interested in philosophy or read anything of this kind. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2002 by Buenoslibros.es
Karl Popper stood against all forms of dogmatism. Popper's ideas were used for ideological purposes during the Cold War, and continue to be used today by libertarians and... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2002 by Autonomeus
Karl Popper's two-volume tracing of the philosophical ancestry of 20th Century totalitarianism remains for me a marvelous work. Read morePublished on June 23 2000 by Mark J. Ross
This book is not merely a classic of social thought, it is also a classic of philosophical history and political and social science. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2000 by Greg Nyquist
Popper's attempt at saving the Western World, part II. After refuting Plato in part I -to many shocking and "a priori"... Read more