Historicism and historical laws of development

Inquiry 11 (1-4):155 – 174 (1968)
Philosophers, social thinkers, and social activists continue to puzzle over the notion of an historical law of development. What this paper attempts is: (1) a statement of what might reasonably be understood by the notion of an historical law of development as well as some historical background to the notion, (2) a discussion of the various logical possibilities regarding the status of historical laws of development, (3) an examination of the views of Karl Popper on historical laws of development and social science, and (4) a suggestion or two concerning the connection between the analysis of the notion of an historical law of development and politics.
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DOI 10.1080/00201746808601524
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Karl R. Popper (1961). The Poverty of Historicism. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Ernest Gellner (1964). Thought and Change. University of Chicago Press.
May Brodbeck (1969). Readings in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (2):174-175.

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