## The Open Universe: An Argument for IndeterminismThe Open Universe is the centrepiece of the argument of the Postscript. Popper argues in simple language for the freedom, creativity and rationality of mankind. |

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### Contents

KINDS OF DETERMINISM I | 1 |

Chapter II SCIENTIFIC DETERMINISM | 29 |

THE CASE FOR INDETERMINISM | 41 |

METAPHYSICAL ISSUES | 87 |

INDETERMINISM is NOT ENOUGH | 113 |

SCIENTIFIC REDUCTION AND THE | 131 |

FURTHER REMARKS ON REDUCTION 1981 | 163 |

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