The Poverty of Historicism (Routledge Classics) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Karl Popper (1902-94). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415278461
ISBN-10: 0415278465
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 31st, 2002
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Routledge Classics