I bought this book since it was recommended as a good introduction to Popper's work and ideas. I have no pretensions to understanding philosophy beyond a few college-level courses and some of my own reading.
As a more-or-less casual reader I was particularly struck at how good Popper is at explaining his ideas. As I read further, I understood. I very much liked his ideas about the obligation of specialists and the educated to simplify and not to obfuscate. I found his consciously common sense prose had much more claim to understanding the responsibility of intellectuals than I found in (for instance) the Chomsky essay on the same theme. I'm sure that some credit for the clarity should go to the translator, Laura J. Bennett. I haven't read the original, but this was about as clean of a translation as I have found.
There was a lot to interest and inspire. The emphasis on rational criticism and the nature of knowledge made intuitive sense. I struggled harder with his issues with relativism, but found his arguments engaging and ultimately quite convincing.
I don't really feel smart enough to do anything except damn this book with faint praise, sorry.
Very much recommended. Seems to me something for nearly anyone. Any ideas where to do next with Popper, bearing in mind my (non) background?
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 113817498X
- 条形码: 9781138174986
- 商品尺寸: 14 x 21.6 cm
- 商品重量: 467 g
- ASIN: 113817498X
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