The Poverty of Historicism.

POPPER Karl R. (1957.)

£1250.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. xiv, 166 pp. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (some very faint scattered spotting to edges of text block and dust jacket, otherwise a very good copy indeed). London, Routledge and Kegan Paul. 

With an autograph slip signed by the author loosely inserted. Not identified as such, but from the estate Melitta Mew (1929-2018), who served as Popper's personal secretary from 1982 and the executor of Popper's estate following his death in 1994.

An undisputed classic in the philosophy of social science, the substantial content of which marks a continuation of Popper's relentless pursuit of the principal of falsification, as outlined in the seminal Logic of Scientific Discovery, brought to bear on the methodology of historicist social science. It is a broad rebuttal of holism, that is, the view that social groups and societies are greater than the sum of their parts and can be treated as 'organic' entities in their own right, as well as the predominance of the dialectical conceptions of social change in the methodology of the social sciences. 

Stock Code: 246595

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