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Is Science Stoking Authoritarianism?

Karl Popper, the beloved scientist-philosopher, was critical of historicism. He argued, for instance, that Marxist historicism is what lends it to authoritarianism. I was recently asked if, ironically, Popper ever examined historicism in relation to science. I didn’t know the answer, and still don’t. Having pondered deeply about science, philosophy, and culture in modern times, and … Read more

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