Recent posts tagged Karl Popper


2022


The Escapist Imperative

In dire times, some people (me included) feel uneasy about seeking escape from the moment they're in.

2021


The Great Maybe

Skepticism of one's own positions is difficult to cultivate, in big part because the rest of the world openly defies us to doubt ourselves constructively.

2020


Exact Thinking In Demented Times, And Other Delights

On Sir Popper's beautiful mind as an antidote for this terrible moment.

Future Schlock, Pt. 2

More on how SF's main purpose isn't to predict the coming of specific things, but to understand how we might respond to them, whatever they are.

Everyone Knows Utopia Is Nowhere

On those who believe in incremental solutions -- progressive and conservative alike -- and those who believe in burning the whole house down and starting over.

2018


The Price Of Everything And The Value Of Nothing

The difference between a skeptic and a cynic is motives.

The Uncertainty Principle

What did Bertrand Russell mean when he said, "Do not feel absolutely certain of anything"?

2015


The Smartest Guys In The Medium Dept.

"...the doctrine that the genius must be in advance of his time is almost wholly false and vicious..."


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