Giving Karl Popper His Propers

David Cohen collects the views of international scholars, including Graham Macdonald of the University of Canterbury, to place and demystify one of the university’s most celebrated former lecturers – controversial Austrian philosopher Karl Popper – on the centenery of his birth. The piece makes a refreshing change from tributes by “those who gaze at Popper’s work as if through a messianic mist.” Cohen acknowledges the originality and enduring relevance of Popper’s ideas while reminding us of his difficult personality and academic insecurities.


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Anne Young Improving the Welfare of Horses

Anne Young Improving the Welfare of Horses

It’s 6pm on a freezing winter’s night, the wind is howling and the rain beating down. In the darkness, New Zealander Anne Young, the president and founder of Victoria’s Horse…