The Open Society by Karl Popper

The Open Society and Its Enemies is an influential two-volume work by Karl Popper written during World War II. Failing to find a publisher in the United States, it was first printed in London by Routledge in 1945. The work excoriates theories of teleological historicism in which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws, and indicts as totalitarian Plato, Hegel, and Marx for relying on historicism to underpin their political philosophies.

The 69th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)
  2. - 64th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  3. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)

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The Open Society and its Enemies Hardcover 4222893 $121.26 2002
The Open Society and its Enemies: Volume I: The Spell of Plato Paperback 4090071 $49.95 $3.75 1962
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The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. 2: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath Paperback 629923 $22.48 $5.64 1971
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