Feb 12, 2023
This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Nimrod Bar-Am. They speak about the life of the philosopher Joseph Agassi (1927-2023), where his work continued from and diverged from that of Karl Popper, Agassi’s historiography of Science, the important and central role that Agassi gave to metaphysics in understanding scientific development, how ethics should be understood as a direct implication of individual autonomy and critical rationalism, and how critical rationalism can help us to make sense of various issues such as mental illness and nationalism.
Nimrod Bar-Am is a senior lecturer of logic and rhetoric at the Communication department of Sapir academic college, Israel. He is the author of In Search of the Simple Introduction to Communication (Springer 2016), and of Extensionalism: The Revolution in Logic (Springer 2008), as well as various papers on the history of logic and the philosophy of communication.
*** Nimrod Bar-Am’s resume and publications can be found at: Nimrod Bar-Am | Sapir Academic College - Academia.edu
*** Nimrod Bar-Am’s books can be found at: Books by Nimrod Bar Am | Book Depository
*** Joseph Agassi’s resume and publications can be found at: Prof. Joseph Agassi (tau.ac.il)
*** Joseph Agassi’s books can be found at: Books by Joseph Agassi | Book Depository
*** The Popperian Podcast #18 – Joseph Agassi – ‘Karl Popper’s Hopeful Monsters’ The Popperian Podcast: The Popperian Podcast #18 – Joseph Agassi – ‘Karl Popper’s Hopeful Monsters’ (libsyn.com)
*** The Popperian Podcast #19 – Joseph Agassi – ‘Rules of the Game’ The Popperian Podcast: The Popperian Podcast #19 – Joseph Agassi – ‘Rules of the Game’ (libsyn.com)
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*** Underlying artwork by Arturo Espinosa