Gesammelte Werke in deutscher Sprache 978-3-16-152068-6 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Karl R. Popper

Gesammelte Werke in deutscher Sprache

Band 12: Wissen und das Leib-Seele-Problem. Eine Verteidigung der Interaktionstheorie
Übers. u. hrsg. v. Hans-Joachim Niemann

[Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem. In Defence of Interaction. Collected Works Volume 12.]

2012. VIII, 617 pages.
59,00 €
including VAT
paper
ISBN 978-3-16-152068-6
available
Published in German.
After The Logic of Scientific Discovery and The Open Society, the two books combined in this volume are Popper's third principal work. The book contains his theory of interaction as a solution to the ancient body-mind problem which continues to puzzle philosophers and scientists to this very day.
After The Logic of Scientific Discovery and The Open Society, the two books combined in this volume are Popper's third principal work. The book contains his theory of interaction as a solution to the ancient body-mind problem which continues to puzzle philosophers and scientists to this very day. His theory of evolutionary emergence maintains that the »world 2« of consciousness emerged from the physical »world 1« and produced »world 3« of the products of the human mind. Worlds 2 and 3 are autonomous and follow their own laws. This enables the conscious world 2 to act on the brain and therefore on world 1. Because consciousness interacts intensively with world 3 of language and objective knowledge rather than being a mere neural activity, man has a free will. Materialism and behaviorism have been proven wrong; freedom and responsibility are not an illusion.
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.

Hans-Joachim Niemann Geboren 1941; 1972 Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. an der Universität Tübingen; Forschungstätigkeit als Physikochemiker; seit 1984 wissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller; Lehraufträge und Gastvorlesungen über kritischen Rationalismus an den Universitäten Bamberg und Passau; Mitbegründer der Zeitschrift Aufklärung und Kritik.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Aufklärung und Kritik — 2012, Heft 4, S. 240–245 (Thomas Rießinger)
In: Information Philosophie — 2014, Heft 2, S. 61–64