The Impact of Critical Rationalism

Expanding the Popperian Legacy through the Works of Ian C. Jarvie

  • Raphael Sassower
  • Nathaniel Laor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nathaniel Laor, Raphael Sassower
    Pages 1-6
  3. Philosophy of the Social Sciences

  4. Critical Rationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 97-107
    3. Mario Bunge
      Pages 109-113
    4. Jagdish Hattiangadi
      Pages 115-128
  5. The Popperian Legacy

  6. Film Studies/Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Jeanette Bicknell
      Pages 291-299
    3. Paul Levinson
      Pages 339-341
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-348

About this book


As a student and disciple of Karl Popper and longtime managing editor of Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Ian C. Jarvie extended the notion of Critical Rationalism to be useful in anthropology, aesthetics, film studies, and various social sciences. In this Festschrift, contributors from a range of interests and disciplines engage with the Popperian legacy and Jarvie’s scholarly and editorial work in Critical Rationalism to contextualize it in the contemporary and broader intellectual landscape. Ultimately, these original essays not only honor Jarvie’s legacy, but expand it to cross the philosophical divide between analytic and continental schools of thought. In so doing, the authors bring the state-of-the-art achievements of Critical Rationalism to the fore. 


Karl Popper Popperian legacy Ian C. Jarvie critical rationalism philosophy of the social sciences philosophy of anthropology scientific methodology republic of science cargo cults film studies and aesthetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Raphael Sassower
    • 1
  • Nathaniel Laor
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoColorado Springs, COUSA
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90825-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90826-7
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