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Interesting ideas ... poorly planned,
This review is from: Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach (Paperback)
This book is very interesting. It includes Popper's first published development of his "three world" ontology, which I believe is Popper's central philosophical doctrine, in that there is an objective world created by the human mind. It includes all of his philosophical views into a tidy package ... and what a great package it is.
However, this book is a collection of essays. Unfortunately, he dedicates a lot of the book answering the critics of his earlier views, and this spoils his main thesis. It seemed that Popper could not separate himself from the long-winded intellectual disputes of his peers, which can alienate the non-specialist (like me).
Nonetheless, he is undoubtedly one of the great philosophers. Why the disciplines of psychology and sociology never discuss his ideas (and which could help solve some of their philosophical problems) is perhaps one of the great mysteries of modern times.