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Karl Popper: The Formative Years, 1902-1945: Politics and Philosophy in Interwar Vienna

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This intellectual biography recovers the legacy of Karl Popper (1902-1994), the progressive, cosmopolitan, Viennese socialist who combated fascism, revolutionized the philosophy of science, and envisioned the Open Society. Malachi Hacohen draws a compelling portrait of the philosopher, the assimilated Jewish intelligentsia, and the vanished culture of Red Vienna, which was ...more
Paperback, 626 pages
Published June 30th 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published October 23rd 2000)
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Paul
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hacohen's commitment to Popperian liberalism is strong; His scholarly integrity is of the highest order. What emerges, almost despite the author, is a portrait of an intellectual monster and his equally dishonest allies in the London School of Economics:

"Popper and Mises turned out to be prophetic, after all: Socialism didn't work. Not only was Socialism unable to persuade the Proletariat to rise beyond its genetic inability to respond to an incompetent teacher; Socialism itself had an innate t
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Frank Spencer
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
tells a lot about Popper as a person; insights into his early interest in teaching and learning and into his political philosophy
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