Discussion: Karl Popper (Richard Baron)

The Austrian philosopher Karl Popper (1902 - 1994) spent most of his life from 1946 onwards in England, teaching at the London School of Economics. He made a strong case for a free democracy that is always open to new ideas, and he attacked the idea that we could plan our way to Utopia. We may like his conclusions. But were his arguments good enough? And are there aspects of them which should make us feel uncomfortable?

Please note that the room does have limited capacity, and that people will hear about this event via the Bishopsgate Institute, as well as via Meetup and via the Philosophy for All website and programme. This means that replying "yes" here does not guarantee you a place. We will always try to fit everyone in, but very occasionally, an event is so popular that we have to turn some people away. If lots of people (say, more than 40) have replied "yes" here, it would be a good idea to turn up reasonably early. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • Martin T.

    I learned a lot about Popper's political ideas. Richard did a splendid job of facilitating the discussion afterwards.

    June 23

  • Debbie

    I enjoyed it - thought provoking, thank you.

    June 21

  • Dimitris

    Richard is great to fire up and drive a good discussion. And all the participants comments were quite profound, I enjoyed it a lot.

    June 21

  • ROSE

    Great, I am still under impressions. It is similar like with a food, wines and fragrances - important is aftersmell aftertaste. :):) I have good aftereverything, thank you. :):)

    June 21

  • bill t.

    RB very good presenter and provocateur, enjoyed it

    June 21

  • Marn

    Hi, would like to

    June 20

  • Polly A.

    Very sorry will not be able to make this talk, was really looking forward to it Richard, but will not be in London this weekend. Baron and Popper - firecrackers!!!

    June 17

  • bill t.

    it will be interesting to find out a bit about what people think of popper and his work in the context of contemporary living in the uk

    June 15

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