Popper’s Institutional Turn

  • Rafe Champion


This chapter is a tribute to two books that were inspired by Karl Popper, The Republic of Science by Ian Jarvie and The Organization of Inquiry by Gordon Tullock. Jarvie’s book attracted little attention, and Tullock’s book has hardly been noticed, and so this is a belated call for their recognition. The chapter contains a summary of the main theme of The Republic of Science and suggests that the social or institutional theme provides a common thread in Popper’s philosophy of science and his approach to politics, a theme which is shared with Hayek’s work on law, legislation, and liberty.


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  • Rafe Champion
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