Gesammelte Werke in deutscher Sprache 978-3-16-152744-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Karl R. Popper

Gesammelte Werke in deutscher Sprache

Band 14: Freiheit und intellektuelle Verantwortung. Politische Vorträge und Aufsätze aus sechs Jahrzehnten
Hrsg. u. teilweise neu übers. v. Hans-Joachim Niemann

[Freedom and Intellectual Responsibility. Political Addresses and Essays from Six Decades. Collected Works Volume 14.]

2016. VI, 467 pages.
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Published in German.
Volume 14 of Karl Popper's collected works in German contains 24 essays written between 1945 and 1993. As topical as ever, they have lost nothing of their challenging character and bring once more to the fore Popper's praise of the so-called culture clash, which he sees as an opportunity to learn from others while at the same time recognizing the faults and shortcomings of one's own culture.
Volume 14 of Karl Popper's collected works in German contains 24 essays written between 1945 and 1993. As topical as ever, they have lost nothing of their challenging character and bring once more to the fore Popper's praise of the so-called culture clash, which he sees as an opportunity to learn from others while at the same time recognizing the faults and shortcomings of one's own culture. He denounces the dreadful heresy of nationalism and rails against the false concept that understands democracy as the power of the majority, presenting it instead as a synonym for controlling any power that can negatively affect our lives. Popper's response to the question, »What does the West believe in?« is pluralism: the pluralism of opinions and different ways of life. Pluralism and all other political values are based on freedom and are therefore to be defended at all costs, even at the expense of perishing. Another of the many topics Popper pays attention to is the revival of the time-honoured but disregarded belief that the abolition of all wars should be the overriding goal of every nation.
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: Zeitschrift für Politik — 2017, Heft 3, S. 402–404 (Thorsten Paprotny)
In: Informationsmittel f. Bibliotheken — http://informationsmittel-fuer-bibliotheken.de/showfile.php?id=8037 (11/2016) (Till Kinzel)
In: Der blaue Reiter — 2016, Ausgabe 40, S. 109–110 (Robert Zimmer)
In: Lo Stato — 8 (2017), S. 393–394 (Agostino Carrino)