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The Poverty Of Historicism - Karl R. Popper

Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1957, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with darkening to the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown.

From the cover: “The Poverty of Historicism is a devastating criticism of the belief in laws of history, or laws of social development, or laws of progress. But besides exposing pernicious and influential doctrines, and the dangerous ideologies erected on them, the book also contains a systematic account of what the character and methods of the social sciences ought to be, and an indication of the kind of piecemeal political planning which these methods suggest. Topics dealt with include: the distinction between predictions and prophecies; the idea of trends; historical explanation; rationality and the “zero method”; and the role of institutions, planned or unplanned.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: [XIV] 166

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