The Poverty of Historicism
On its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.'
A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical Destiny.' Short and beautifully written, it has inspired generations of readers, intellectuals and policy makers. One of the most important books on the social sciences since the Second World War, it is a searing insight into the ideas of this great thinker.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lucybrown - LibraryThing
Dedicated to those who lost their lives to Fascism, Popper's treatise examines the failure and inherent oppression of historicism applied. This along with his Open Society and its Enemies are among ... Read full review
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Popper's book on historicism has sustained a surprising popularity considering the fact that its key concepts - such as "piecemeal social engineering" and "historicism" itself - have been all but ... Read full review