1 23 Author's personal copy Metascience sourphocingcardmi.gq REVIEW ESSAY Karl Popper's The Poverty of Historicism after 60 years. The Poverty of Historicism. sourphocingcardmi.gq September 1`, `. This book-length essay is a thinly veiled attack on Marxism, although the word Marx- ism hardly. THE POVERTY OFWSIORiaSM ARK PAPERBACKS THE POVERTY OF HISTORICISM The Poverty of Historicism is a devastating criticism of the belief in the.
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The Poverty of Historicism is a book by twentieth century philosopher Karl Popper which seeks to persuade the reader of both the danger and. The Poverty of. Charles Taylor. IT is not easy to see what kind of doctrine. Professor Popper is trying to pillory under the title "historicism." The main beliefs of. Although the original paper that this book was based on was written over eighty years ago, The Poverty of Historicism contains many important ideas that are still .
Equally, examples of where theories are correct are useless in proving the validity of the theory.
Given that society is composed of mankind, remaking man for a particular society can lead to any type of society. Also, a need to remodel man suggests that without this remodelling, the new society may not come about, and is therefore not inevitable. Historical generalisations may be reduced to a set of laws of higher generality i.
However, in order to form predictions from these generalisations we also need specific initial conditions.
When studying history we can only examine a limited aspect of the past. It is necessary to appreciate a plurality of valid interpretations although some may be more fertile than others. The aims of society may be more usefully thought as a matter of choice for that society.
Due to the complexity of social interaction this results in lots of unintended consequences i. This assumes that a dictator in such a position could be benevolent and not corrupted by the accumulation of power, which may be doubted.
The unpredictability of the future makes the effect of any larger changes random and untraceable. Small changes enable one to make limited, but testable and therefore falsifiable statements about the effect of social actions. The Poverty of Historicism. Karl R.
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