Popper's social‐democratic politics and free‐market liberalism

Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 17 (1-2):25-48 (2005)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Holding unlimited economic freedom to be nearly as dangerous as physical violence, Karl Popper advocated “piecemeanl” economic intervention by the state. Jeremy Shearmur's recent book on Popper contends that as the philosopher aged, his views grew closer to classical liberalism than those expressed in The Open Society—consistently with what Shearmur sees as the logic of Popper's arguments. But Popper's philosophy, while recognizing that any project aimed at bringing about social change must be immensely complex and fraught with difficulty, retains grounds for hope about the purposeful use of government to bring about desirable social results.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,726

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Popper, political philosophy, and social democracy: Reply to Eidlin.Jeremy Shearmur - 2006 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 18 (4):361-376.
After the Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings.Karl Popper, Jeremy Shearmur & Piers Norris Turner - 2008 - New York: Routledge. Edited by Jeremy Shearmur & Piers Norris Turner.
Karl Raimund Popper.Nicholas Maxwell - 2002 - In Philip Breed Dematteis, Peter S. Fosl & Leemon B. McHenry (eds.), British Philosophers, 1800-2000. Bruccoli Clark Layman. pp. 176-194.
Karl Popper, 1902–1994: Radical fallibilism, political theory, and democracy.Fred Eidlin - 1996 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 10 (1):135-153.
Economism, freedom, and “the epistemology and politics of ignorance”: Reply to Friedman.Mark Amadeus Notturno - 2006 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 18 (4):431-452.

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-10-18

Downloads
42 (#376,918)

6 months
9 (#454,577)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Popper, Weber, and Hayek: The epistemology and politics of ignorance.Jeffrey Friedman - 2005 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 17 (1-2):1-58.
Ignorance as a starting point: From modest epistemology to realistic political theory.Jeffrey Friedman - 2007 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 19 (1):1-22.
Ignorance as a Starting Point: From Modest Epistemology to Realistic Political Theory.Jeffrey Friedman - 2007 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 19 (1):1-22.
Popper, political philosophy, and social democracy: Reply to Eidlin.Jeremy Shearmur - 2006 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 18 (4):361-376.
The Moral Underpinnings of Popper's Philosophy.Noretta Koertge - 2009 - In Zuzana Parusniková & Robert S. Cohen (eds.), Rethinking Popper. London: Springer. pp. 323--338.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The poverty of historicism.Karl Raimund Popper - 1957 - London,: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Realism and the aim of science.Karl R. Popper - 1983 - New York: Routledge. Edited by William Warren Bartley.
The open society and its enemies.Karl Raimund Popper - 1945 - London,: G. Routledge & sons. Edited by Alan Ryan & E. H. Gombrich.
The Poverty of Historicism.Karl R. Popper - 1957 - London,: Routledge.
The Poverty of Historicism.Karl R. Popper - 1957 - London,: Routledge.

View all 23 references / Add more references