Popper’s Epistemology Versus Popper’s Politics: A Libertarian Viewpoint

Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems 18 (1): 87-93 (1995)

5 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2019

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

What is my thesis? It is not that radical experimentation by the state, rather than liberal democracy, is more in accord with the spirit and logic of Popper’s ‘revolutionary’ epistemology. It is the opposite criticism, that full anarchic libertarianism (individual liberty and the free market without any state interference) better fits Popper’s epistemology and scientific method.

Keywords: Popper's epistemology, Popper's politics, libertarianism

Suggested Citation

Lester, J. C., Popper’s Epistemology Versus Popper’s Politics: A Libertarian Viewpoint (1995). Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems 18 (1): 87-93 (1995), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3475029

J. C. Lester (Contact Author)

London School of Economics ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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