All Life is Problem Solving

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 171 pages
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This te×t consists of 13 occasional pieces (lectures, seminar contributions, radio broadcasts and magazine articles) spanning the years from 1958 until 1993, all of which are published here in English for the first time, e×cept two previously unpublished talks delivered in English towards the end of Karl Popper's life. The volume is divided into two parts; theory of science, and history and politics. The first contains three pieces on Popper's key scientific interests, namely the evolution of human knowledge, his views on the body-mind problem and a lecture on Kepler, on the anniversary of his death. The second part consists of talks and articles on other characteristic preoccupations of the late Karl Popper; the theory of liberty and democracy; whether there is a meaning in history; the significance of the collapse of communism; and the title piece on Popper's conception of life as a trial-and-error process of problem solving.
  

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User Review  - Bruce Caithness - Goodreads

Perhaps a good place to start in this review of "All Life Is Problem Solving" is to focus on one essay, "Towards an Evolutionary Theory of Knowledge" written in 1989. Karl Popper (1902-1994) elegantly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shyama Perera - Goodreads

I read this book because I'd been asked to write a pamphlet on problem solving, not because I've studied philosophy or because I'm up to speed on Popper's thinking. I found the subject matter in some ... Read full review

Contents

The logic and evolution of scientific theory 1972
3
Notes of a realist on the bodymind problem 1972
23
Epistemology and the problem of peace 1985
36
The epistemological position of evolutionary
45
Towards an evolutionary theory of knowledge 1989
57
Keplers metaphysics of the solar system and
74
On freedom 195867
81
On the theory of democracy 1987
93
Against the cynical interpretation of history 1991
105
Waging wars for peace 1992
116
understanding the past
126
The necessity of peace 1993
139
Masaryk and the open society 1994
145
Subject index
162
Name index
169
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All life is problem solving 1991
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Popper is deceased. He is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest philosophers and most influential thinkers of our time.

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