Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Karl Popper (1902-1994)

Popper was among the most important (if not the most important) philosophers of the 20th century, who made  enormous contributions to the philosophy of science (with his theory of falsification) and to political philosophy (with his staunch defense of liberal democracy). Popper's determination to follow his own intellectual course, and the clarity with which he expressed his ideas, are a constant influence on my work. I keep a photo of him in my office.

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