Archive of offprints, speeches, and extracts, many inscribed

Karl R. POPPER

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RARE AND DESIRABLE ARCHIVE OF 17 KARL POPPER OFFPRINTS, SPEECHES, AND EXTRACTS, TEN INSCRIBED BY KARL POPPER

POPPER, Karl. Archive of offprints, speeches, and extracts, many inscribed . London, St. Albans, Oxford, Edinburgh, Amsterdam: North-Holland, Barrie & Rockliff, Fisher, Knight, Basil Blackwell, Thomas Nelson & Sons, Karl Popper, 1947-89. Seventeen offprints, lectures, and extracts. Octavo to folio, sewn and staple-bound as issued. Housed together in a custom cloth clamshell box. $17,500.

Rare and exceptional archives of 17 Karl Popper offprints, lectures, and extracts spanning his career from the late 1940s through the 1980s, ten inscribed on the front wrappers by Karl Popper.

This extraordinary archive comprises 17 archives, lectures, and extracts—10 inscribed—from some of the most fruitful years of Karl Popper's career: 1947 to 1989. The content touches on topics such as functional logic; the gap between ignorance and knowledge; and the search for truth as an essential part of mastery of a discipline. Karl Popper is viewed as "one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century… One of the many remarkable features of Popper's thought is the scope of his intellectual influence: he was lauded by Bertrand Russell… and had reciprocally beneficial friendships with the economist Friedrich Hayek." Economist Hermann Bondi said of him: "There is no more to science than its method, and there is no more to its method than Popper has said" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

The offprints, lectures, and extracts include the following:

Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1947 "Functional Logic without Axioms or Primitive Rules of Inference." FROM: Proceedings, Volume L, Number 9, pp. 1214-1224. Inscribed "To Colin from Karl."

[London]: No publisher, [1947]. "XII.—Logic Without Assumptions." FROM: Meeting of the Aristotelian Society at 21, 251-92.

London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1949. "Towards a Radical Theory of Tradition." From: The Rationalist Annual, Volume 66, pp. 36-55. Inscribed "To Colin from Karl," with additional annotations

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1953. "A Note on Berkeley as Precursor of Mach." FROM: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Volume IV, Number 13, pp.26-36. Inscribed "To Colin from Karl."

(St. Albans, Great Britain: Fisher, Knight), 1956. "The Arrow of Time." FROM: Nature, Volume 177, pp. 538.

(St. Albans, Great Britain: Fisher, Knight), 1956. "Irreversibility and Mechanics." FROM: Nature, Volume 178, pp. 381-82.

[London]: George Allen & Unwin, circa 1956. "Three Views Concerning Human Knowledge." FROM: Contemporary British Philosophy, pp. 5-36. Inscribed "To Colin, with best wishes from Karl."

[London]: No publisher, circa 1956: "Philosophy of Science: A Personal Report." FROM: British Philosophy in the Mid-Century, 155-91.

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1957. "Irreversibility; or Entropy since 1905." FROM: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Volume VIII, Number 30, pp. 151-55. "To Colin from Karl."

(St. Albans, Great Britain: Fisher, Knight), 1957. "Irreversible Processes in Physical Theory." FROM: Nature, Volume 179, pp. 1296-97.

Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1957. "The Aim of Science." FROM: Ratio, Volume I, Number 1, pp. 24-35. Inscribed "To Colin from Karl."

(St. Albans, Great Britain: Fisher, Knight), 1958. "Irreversible Processes in Physical Theory." FROM: Nature, Volume 181, pp. 402-03.

[London]: No publisher, [1959]. "I.—Back to the Pre-Socrates." FROM: Meeting of the Aristotelian Society at 21, 1-24. Inscribed "To Colin from Karl."

London: Oxford University Press, 1960. "On the Sources of Knowledge and of Ignorance." FROM: The Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume XLVI, pp. 39-71. Inscribed "To Colin from Karl."

No Place: No publisher, circa 1960. "On the Sources of Knowledge and Ignorance." FROM: Proceedings of the British Academy, Philosophical Lecture, 20 January 1960.

No place: Karl Popper, 1977. "Natural Selection and the Emergence of Mind." FROM: The First Darwin Lecture at Darwin College, 8 November 1977. Inscribed "To Colin and Anna, with love from Karl and Hennie."

No place: No publisher, 1989. "Creative Self-Criticism in Science and in Art." FROM: Diogenes, Volume 145, pp. 36-45. Inscribed "To Colin and Anna, but don't forget this is not my English."

Scattered soiling and foxing, final page of "Knowledge and Ignorance" detached. Fine to extremely good condition; generally near-fine.

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