Karl Popper’s NZEdged Legacy

Roger James in the The Guardian ponders the centenary of the birth of one of the C20th most original (and controversial) thinkers, philosopher Karl Popper. In an affirmation of edge theory Popper’s most influential work (a pair of books of which the most famous is The Open Society And Its Enemies) was written while at Canterbury University College, Christchurch, NZ, where he spent the whole of the war taking up a lectureship after fleeing Nazi occupation of his native Vienna (Popper was born to Jewish parents who had converted to Christianity).


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New Taika Waititi Film Stars Michael Fassbender

New Taika Waititi Film Stars Michael Fassbender

In 2001, the American Samoa football team were thrashed by Australia and recruited the services of a coach named Thomas Rongen in an attempt to reverse their on-the-field misfortunes. The story…