La sociedad abierta y sus enemigos


Paperback, 809 pages

Spanish language

Published Feb. 7, 2006 by Paidós Ibérica.

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An open society provides its citizens with a mechanism for changing government; a closed society doesn't, forcing its citizens to rely on extra-legal revolution. Popper analyzes the open-closed society debate using three exemplars of closed-society advocacy: Plato, Hegel (and wow, does Popper hate on Hegel), and Marx. The main analytical viewpoints are historicist (backward-looking, utopian) motivations for closed societies and rational (forward-looking, empirical) motivations for open societies.

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  • Social Change
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Spanish: Adult Nonfiction
  • General
  • Political
  • Political Freedom & Security - General
  • Sociology - General