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Encouraging Openness: Essays for Joseph Agassi on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday (2017)


This volume features forty-two essays written in honor of Joseph Agassi. It explores the work and legacy of this influential philosopher, an exciting and challenging advocate of critical rationalism. Throughout six decades of stupendous intellectual activity, Agassi called attention to rationality as the very starting point of every notable philosophical way of life.The essays present Agassi’s own views on critical rationalism. They also develop and expand upon his work in new and provocative ways. The authors include Agassi's most notable pupils, friends, and colleagues. Overall, their contributions challenge the received view on a variety of issues concerning science, religion, and education.Readers will find well-reasoned arguments on such topics as the secular problem of evil, religion and critical thinking, liberal democratic educational communities, democracy and constitutionalism, and capitalism at a crossroad.

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Review Cristian Soto (2019) Review of "Encouraging Openness: Essays for Joseph Agassi on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday". Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (pp. 483-486). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
David M. Peña-Guzmán
Massimo Marraffa
Lisa Bortolotti
Irlenborn, Bernd
Gerardo Ienna
Renaud Debailly
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Carocci Editore
University of California Press
Presses Universitaires de France
Oxford University Press
Philosophy of science
Rationality; Irrationality
Dubislav, Walter
Musatti, Cesare L.
Popper, Karl Raimund
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Lakatos, Imre
Lacan, Jacques
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, early
United States
Berlin (Germany)
Berlin Group (Philosophy)
Vienna Circle

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