Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge: Popper or Wittgenstein? - Routledge Revivals (Hardback)
  • Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge: Popper or Wittgenstein? - Routledge Revivals (Hardback)
zoom

Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge: Popper or Wittgenstein? - Routledge Revivals (Hardback)

(author)
£125.00
Hardback 354 Pages / Published: 19/03/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Peter Munz, a former student of both Popper and Wittgenstein, begins his comparison of the two great twentieth-century philosophers, by explaining that since the demise of positivism there have emerged, broadly speaking, two philosophical options: Wittgenstein, with the absolute relativism of his theory that meaning is a function of language games and that social configurations are determinants of knowledge; and Popper's evolutionary epistemology - conscious knowledge is a special case of the relationship which exists between all living beings and their environments.

Professor Munz examines and rejects the Wittgensteinian position. Instead, Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge, first published in 1985, elaborates the potentially fruitful link between Popper's critical rationalism and Neo-Darwinism. Read in the light of the latter, Popper's philosophy leads to the transformation of Kant's Transcendental Idealism into `Hypothetical Realism', whilst the emphasis on the biological orientation of Popper's thought helps to illumine some difficulties in Popper's `falsificationism'.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138778672
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

You may also be interested in...

12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Like A Thief In Broad Daylight
Added to basket
National Populism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket
How to Own the Room
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
Japonisme
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.