Vortex Popper : conjectures & refutations, limits of human knowledge
navigation, contact, access: click ►▼, link & ••• — February 12, 2017
explorersfoundation.org/popper.html — a vortex is a region of Explorers Foundation research and investment.
Our knowledge grows best when we understand its limits. It all happens at the edges. -ls
V Karl Popper's influence on Explorers Foundation
* The Explorers Foundation is about limits and conjectural leaps beyond them, each leap subject to test by logic and critical thought and intuition, physical reality, or market response. Those systems within which negative responses are allowed to terminate a conjecture have the ability to develop into complex adaptive orders which are good for those who are them, use them, or inhabit them.
* A key to thriving exploration is error correction operating at a grain size that is sustainable, whether what is being conserved be mental capacity, or social, political, or economic capital.
> After describing a test of an aspect of Einstein’s theories, failure of which would have resulted in a conclusive refutation, Popper states the essence of his concept of science. Note that it is about the recognition of and voluntary adherence to a kind of limit, or boundary, which we agree not to cross. That agreement, marking out a range of human activity that we call ‘science’, has consequences for explorers. -ls

* Philosophy and the Real World ••• by Brian Magee, on Karl Popper, published by Open Court
* "Getting to Know Popper", by Brian Magee  ••• — found on Rafe Champion's site ••• (proof of the value of this)
* Writings on Karl Popper ••• collected by Rafe Champion — things it would take a lot of searching to find
> Jeremy Shearmur's review of Rafe Champion's Reason and Imagination: Philosophical writings on the works of Karl Popper and William Bartley, Sydney, 2000 •••
V The significance of the work of Karl R. Popper : Philosophy and the Real World, by Brian Magee. — The best written introduction to Popper. -ls
V Contra Popper (Leo Strauss, Eric Veogelin)
Strauss and Karl Popper
Strauss actively rejected Karl Popper's views as illogical. He agreed with a letter of response to his request of Eric Voegelin to look into the issue. In the response, Voegelin wrote that studying Popper's views was a waste of precious time, and "an annoyance". Specifically about " Open Society and Its Enemies and Popper's understanding of Plato's The Republic, after giving some examples, Voegelin wrote:

Popper is philosophically so uncultured, so fully a primitive ideological brawler, that he is not able even approximately to reproduce correctly the contents of one page of Plato. Reading is of no use to him; he is too lacking in knowledge to understand what the author says.

Strauss proceeded to show this letter to Kurt Riezler who used his influence in order to oppose Popper's appointment at the University of Chicago.[36]