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The Open Society and Its Enemies
Karl Popper
With a new introduction by Alan Ryan and an essay by E. H. Gombrich

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION BY ALAN RYAN ix
'PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF THE PUBLICATION OF THE OPEN SOCIETY '
BY E.H. GOMBRICH
xxiii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xxxv
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION xxxvii
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION xxxix
AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION xli

VOLUME I: THE SPELL OF PLATO 1
The Myth of Origin and Destiny 5
1 Historicism and the Myth of Destiny 7
2 Heraclitus 10
3 Plato's Theory of Forms or Ideas 17
Plato's Descriptive Sociology 33
4 Change and Rest 35
5 Nature and Convention 55
Plato's Political Programme 81
6 Totalitarian Justice 83
7 The Principle of Leadership 114
8 The Philosopher King 130
9 Aestheticism, Perfectionism, Utopianism 147
The Background of Plato's Attack 159
10 The Open Society and Its Enemies 161
Addenda (1957, 1961, 1965) 190

VOLUME II: THE HIGH TIDE OF PROPHECY 213
The Rise of Oracular Philosophy 217
11 The Aristotelian Roots of Hegelianism 219
12 Hegel and the New Tribalism 242
Marx's Method 291
13 Marx's Sociological Determinism 293
14 The Autonomy of Sociology 301
15 Economic Historicism 311
16 The Classes 321
17 The Legal and the Social System 327
Marx's Prophecy 343
18 The Coming of Socialism 345
19 The Social Revolution 355
20 Capitalism and Its Fate 373
21 An Evaluation of the Prophecy 397
Marx's Ethics 403
22 The Moral Theory of Historicism 405
The Aftermath 417
23 The Sociology of Knowledge 419
24 Oracular Philosophy and the Revolt against Reason 430
Conclusion 463
25 Has History Any Meaning? 465
Addenda (1961, 1965) 485

NOTES 512
NOTES TO VOLUME I 514
NOTES TO VOLUME II 640
INDEX 735

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