By Joseph Agassi
Either a Popper biography and an autobiography, Agassi's A Philosopher's Apprentice tells the riveting tale of his highbrow formation in Fifties London, a tender terrific thinker suffering from an highbrow monstrous - father, mentor, and rival, all while. His next uprising and assertion of independence ends up in a painful holiday, by no means to be thoroughly healed. No different author has Agassi's mental perception into Popper, and no different e-book captures like this one the highbrow pleasure round the Popper circle within the Nineteen Fifties and the struggles of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies - own, educational, political, all very important philosophically. Agassi's Popper - no matter if one concurs with it or no longer - is a gigantic contribution to scholarship. This moment revised version contains additionally Popper's and Agassi's final correspondence and, in a postscript it indicates Agassi leafing via Popper's documents, attaining a kind of reconciliation, a suitable finishing to the drama. A needs to learn. Malachi Hacohen, Duke collage
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If not, it can’t be helped. (Fritz Perls)1 Philosophy is a harsh mistress, said Sir Isaac Newton, half proudly, half plaintively, intending by the noun what we would call today the combination of science and scientific philosophy (or scientific Weltanschauung or Weltauffassung), namely, the scientific outlook2 plus scientific research3. And he should have known, as he was (or so they say) both the greatest and the most intuitive. This remark sounds very deep, especially coming from the pen of such an authority.
We had the option of joining other groups, also to enter professional politics. 11 The detestation of ad hoc measures has stayed with me and has 8 Those who cling to party discipline after having lost faith often appeal to loyalty and denounce frank defection. The appeal to loyalty is redundant when it rests on proper moral grounds and wrong otherwise [Agassi, 1974b]. 9 Clingers often excuse their weakness by clinging to the view that struggle for reform must come from within. 10 This is not to speak against political compromise but against the demand to lie that is strong.
Not as the right answers. How then? Not as very good but merely as the very best we have thus far. To defend science at Galileo’s difficult time was necessary. In Einstein’s view, to defend science today is superfluous and distasteful to the aware of the immense power of the contemporary scientific community and of the heavy responsibility that they should shoulder but scarcely 8 The defects of the standard science textbooks are too many to list, but let me make a stab at it. Textbooks are unreadable.
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