Freedom, Critical Discussion and Liberal Democracy
Development, Democracy and Society in the Contemporary World, Proceedings of
5th ACADEMOS Conference 2018, International Political Science Conference, (Bucharest, Romania, 14-17 June 2018), Editor Andrei Taranu, FILODIRITTO INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS, pp.59-63, ISBN 978-88-85813-08-3 (https://apps.webofknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=9&SID=C1ZvsJelcXlcDI19uHD&page=1&doc=1)
In the paper are critically analyzed certain theoretical difficulties and problems facing the justification of liberal society in the social philosophy of Karl Popper. He defines ‘the Open Society’ on the model of scientific communication and considers that relationships typical of a scientific community (according to his own theory of scientific development) can be perceived of as a universal pattern of social and political relations and liberal democracy is their realization. There exist more differences than similarities between them which accounts for the utopian nature of K. Popper’s social ideal. Some crucial arguments against the methodology of his critical rationalism can be related to it. The relation between scientific community and liberal society ought to be the reversed – science must be subordinated to liberal principles in order to become more fruitful and more effective.
critical discussion, Karl Popper, liberal philosophy
Социални, стопански и правни науки
Social sciences, economic sciences and law