Cover of: The poverty of historicism. by Karl Popper
An edition of The Poverty of Historicism (1957)

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An edition of The Poverty of Historicism (1957)

The poverty of historicism.

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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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Cover of: The Poverty of Historicism (Harper Torchbooks. the Academy Library)
The Poverty of Historicism (Harper Torchbooks. the Academy Library)
April 1964, HarperCollins Publishers
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Cover of: The poverty of historicism.
The poverty of historicism.
1957, Routledge and Kegan Paul
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Edition Notes

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Library of Congress
D16.8

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Pagination
166 p.
Number of pages
166

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Open Library
OL14296199M
ISBN 10
0415278465

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IN strong opposition to methodological naturalism in the field of sociology, historicism claims that some of the characteristic methods of physics cannot be applied to the social sciences, owing to the profound differences between sociology and physics.
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