Gesammelte Werke in deutscher Sprache 978-3-16-148068-3 - Mohr Siebeck
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Karl R. Popper

Gesammelte Werke in deutscher Sprache

Band 5: Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde. Band I: Der Zauber Platons
Hrsg. v. Hubert Kiesewetter

[The Open Society and Its Enemies. Volume I: The Spell of Plato (Collected Works Volume 5). Volume II: The High Tide of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx and the Aftermath (Collected Works Volume 6). By Karl Popper. Edited by Hubert Kiesewetter.]

8th edition 2003. XXIX, 524 pages.
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Published in German.
This is the new German edition of what has become a manifesto of democracy. For this edition the translation as well as all quotations have been carefully checked, and in an afterword Hubert Kiesewetter tells the captivating story of how this book was written and, finally, published.
In this two-volume work, Karl Popper deals mainly with the development of historicism, which is the idea there are laws of historical development that describe the stages we must pass through, as it is found in the works of Plato (Volume I) and of Hegel, Marx and their successors (Volume II). In addition, it contains a wide variety of discussions about epistemological, philosophical, ethical and political questions which are of continuing relevance. The fact that this book has been translated into 23 languages since 1945 demonstrates that Popper's 'war effort' is much more than a novel analysis of philosophical systems from antiquity to the present.
Authors/Editors

Karl R. Popper 1928 Dr. phil.; 1948 D. Litt. an der Universität London; bis 1945 Senior Lecturer an der University of New Zealand; 1945–49 Reader; 1949–69 Professor of Logic and Scientific Method an der London School of Economics and Political Science; 1969 Emeritierung. Sir Karl Popper war mehrfacher Ehrendoktor und Träger hoher Auszeichnungen, zuletzt der Otto Hahn-Friedensmedaille der Vereinten Nationen.

Hubert Kiesewetter Geboren 1939; Studium der Ökonomie, Geschichte und Wissenschaftstheorie in Frankfurt, Kiel, London und Heidelberg; 1972 Promotion; 1985 Habilitation; emeritierter Professor für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: De Stem van het Boek — Jg.15 (2004), H.2, S.18
In: www.studjur-online.de — www.studjur-online.de (Benjamin Krenberger)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 20.Oktober 2003, Nr.243, S.38 (Thomas Stölzel)
In: International Review of Biblical Studies — Vol.50 (2003/04), 1549
In: ORDO — Bd.54 (2003) (Christian Müller)
In: Liechtensteiner Volksblatt — 19. Dezember 2015, S. 27 (Georg Tscholl)
In: — 11. Dezember 2015, S. 15 (Wolfgang Schütz)