"The open society and its enemies" revisited

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  • Karl Popper London School of Economics
  • Jorge Antonio Mejía Universidad de Antioquia

Keywords:

liberty, reason, open society

Abstract


My theory of democracy is very simple and easy to understand for everyone. But its fundamental problem is so different from that of the old theory of democracy, which everyone takes for granted, that it seems that this difference has not been grasped, just because of its simplicity. It avoids bombastic abstract words like "rule", "freedom" and "reason." I believe in freedom and reason, but I do not believe that one can construct a simple, practical and useful theory in these terms. They are too abstract and apt enough to be misused, and certainly there is absolutely nothing to be gained by defining them.

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Published

1990-11-01

How to Cite

Popper, K., & Mejía, J. A. (1990). "The open society and its enemies" revisited. Estudios De Filosofía, (2), 79–87. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/estudios_de_filosofia/article/view/339714

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