Sir Karl Raimund Popper,(1902 - 1994) a philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics, was regarded by many as one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century. He regarded philosophy as an essentially practical activity and a recent selection of his work published after his death was entitled "All Life is Problem Solving".
The book dates back to 1935; considering the rapidly developing and expanding social sciences, their methods, purposes and approaches at a time when there seemed to be an intention to utilise the methods of the more successful sciences, he proposed the view that any belief or attempt to predict human destiny from historical or any other rational or scientific methods was mere superstition.
In the Preface to the 1957 edition, his position became much clearer as he refuted historicism completely: "I have shown that, for strictly logical reasons, it is impossible for us to predict the future course of history".
Although in some ways it may be dated, it is a challenging philosophical text, interesting, not only because of its content but its philosophical approach.