The Open Society and Its Enemies

@inproceedings{Popper1945TheOS,
  title={The Open Society and Its Enemies},
  author={Karl Raimund Sir Popper},
  year={1945}
}
  • K. Popper
  • Published 1 September 1952
  • Philosophy
VOLUME 1: THE SPELL OF PLATO Introduction, The Spell of Plato, THE MYTH OF ORIGIN AND DESTINY 1. Historicism and the Myth of Destiny 2. Heraclitus 3. Plato's Theory of Forms or Ideas PLATO'S DESCRIPTIVE SOCIOLOGY: 4. Change and Rest 5. Nature and Convention, PLATO'S POLITICAL PROGRAMME: 6. Totalitarian Justice 7. The Principle of Leadership 8. The Philosopher King 9. Aestheticism, Perfectionism, Utopianism THE BACKGROUND OF PLATO'S ATTACK: 10. The Open Society and its Enemies Notes Addenda… 
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