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The Popperian Podcast

Jun 29, 2022

This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Joseph Agassi. They speak about Joseph’s background as a student of Karl Popper, his life and his philosophy, his interactions with people such as Imre Lakatos, Paul Feyerabend, John Watkins, and Thomas Kuhn, and most importantly Joseph’s criticisms of various aspects of their philosophy.

Joseph Agassi is Emeritus Professor at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, and York University, Toronto. He studied under Karl Popper at the London School of Economics and has authored over twenty books and 600 articles. His full resume and publications can be found at Prof. Joseph Agassi (

*** The book we primarily speak about in this interview is The Gentle Art of Philosophical Polemics. Along with Joseph’s other books it can be found at Books by Joseph Agassi | Book Depository


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