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  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Title: Karl R. Popper papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1995
    Collection Number: 86039
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English and German
    Physical Description: 575 manuscript boxes, 7 oversize boxes, 2 card file boxes, 28 envelopes, 47 sound tape reels, 4 sound cassettes, 11 sound discs (248.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, printed matter, sound recordings, and photographs relating to philosophy, the nature of knowledge, the philosophy of culture, the philosophy and methodology of science, and the philosophy of history and the social sciences.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Popper, Karl R. (Karl Raimund), 1902-1994.

    Access

    Microfilm use only; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986, with increments added at a later date.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at https://searchworks.stanford.edu. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Karl R. Popper papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1902 July 28 Born, Vienna, Austria
    1926 Ph.D., University of Vienna
    1930 Married Josefine Anne Henninger (1906-1985)
    1934 Author, Logik der Forschung
    1930-1935 Schoolteacher, Vienna
    1937-1945 Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Canterbury University College, University of New Zealand, Christchurch
    1945 Author, The Open Society and Its Enemies
    1945-1949 Reader in Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, England
    1949-1969 Professor of Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
    1954 Author, Miseria dello storicismo
    1962 Author, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
    1965 Knighted
    1972 Author, Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach
    1976 Author, Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography
    1977 Co-author (with John C. Eccles), The Self and Its Brain: An Argument for Interactionism
    1979 Author, Die beiden Grundprobleme der Erkenntnistheorie
    1982-1983 Author, Postscript to The Logic of Scientific Discovery
    1983 Author, A Pocket Popper
    1984 Author, Auf der Suche nach einer besseren Welt
    1986- Head, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fur Wissenschaftstheorie, Vienna

    Scope and Content Note

    Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, printed matter, phonotapes, phonorecords, and photographs, relating to philosophy, the nature of knowledge, the philosophy of culture, the philosophy and methodology of science, and the philosophy of history and the social sciences.
    Described in two groups: the original collection (Boxes 1-463) and incremental materials acquired at a later date (Boxes 464-584).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Knowledge, Theory of.
    Science--Philosophy.
    Science--Methodology.
    History--Philosophy.
    Social sciences--Philosophy.
    Civilization--Philosophy.
    Philosophy.
    Philosophers.
    Sound recordings.
    Audiotapes.