WEIMER'S “POPPER LEGEND” AGAIN: AVOIDING THE ISSUES

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(2), 144. Fred Eidlin responds to Walter B. Weimer's reply (see record 2006-06389-042) to Eidlin's comments (see record 2006-06389-041) on Weimar's review (see record 2006-06383-002) of The Philosophy of Karl Popper, Books 1 and 2 edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp (1974). Eidlin states that Weimer's reply never makes clear how Eidlin's comments “beautifully illustrate” his contention that the Schilpp/Popper volumes are “puzzling and of little use” to the general psychologist. If Weimer does not confuse questions of the truth/utility of Popper's views with the question of how the man responds to disagreement, why does ad hominem argument figure so importantly in his review? The main point of Eidlin's comment was to indicate that there is much of interest to the general psychologist in the views Weimer dismisses. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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