Die Staatstheorie Karl Poppers 978-3-16-155243-4 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Jack Nasher

Die Staatstheorie Karl Poppers

Eine kritisch-rationale Methode

[Karl Popper's Theory of the State. A Critical-Rational Method.]

2017. XII, 117 pages.
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Published in German.
As the spiritual father of the Open Society, Sir Karl Popper became the court philosopher of Western democracy. The theory of a unity of method, developed in his groundbreaking scientific theory led to the unfurling of his political philosophy, although he himself never gave a coherent account of it. Jack Nasher aims to close the gap and develop Popper's political philosophy as a mosaic, mainly using Sir Karl's own words.
As the spiritual father of the Open Society, Sir Karl Popper became the court philosopher of Western democracy. The theory of a unity of method, developed in his groundbreaking scientific philosophy led to the unfurling of his political philosophy, although he himself never gave a coherent account of it. Jack Nasher aims to close the gap and develop Popper's political philosophy as a mosaic, mainly using Sir Karl's own words. The Open Society is characterised by a policy of taking small steps, whose worth is measured by their improvement of people's living standards. Tribal life is abandoned in favour of a free individual, whereas the frequent recurrence of a longing for tribalism is seen as a great danger. At the core of democracy is the possibility to get rid of leaders without bloodshed. Because it has little to do with »popular sovereignty«, this misunderstanding often leads to disenchantments. Popper commandingly shows why only the Open Society could have led to the freest and richest society in known history.
Authors/Editors

Jack Nasher Geboren 1979; Studium der Philosophie, Psychologie, Rechtswissenschaften und Wirtschaft an den Universitäten Oxford, Frankfurt und Trier; 2006 Promotion an der Universität Wien; seit 2010 Professor für Führung und Organisation an der Munich Business School.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: FAZ — 11. September 2017, S. 18 (Jochen Zenthöfer)
In: Zeitschr.f. Neuere RechtsG — 40 (2018), S. 174–176 (Hans-Christof Kraus)
In: Süddeutsche Zeitung — 21. November 2017 (Gustav Seibt)
In: Buchreport — 2017, Nr. 41, S. 48
In: Deutscher Bundestag — 2017, Nr. 17 (P329488)
In: die presse — https://www.pressreader.com/austria/die-presse/20171216/281990377874942