Touched by Karl Popper and his work

Below is a list of all the people who have been touched by Karl Popper and his philosophy in one form of the other. It includes his research assistants, undergraduate students, graduate students, colleagues, publishers, organizers of Festschrifts, organizers of conferences and symposia, editors, people who commented on and expanded his work, those who critically engaged in great detail, and those who expressed a debt to Karl Popper for having been a source of inspiration for them. They have all been organized in five categories: (a) emeritus; (b) the younger generation (under 30); (c) academic; (d) non-academic; and (e) deceased.

Think of this list as a living document to which new names are added on a weekly basis. As I started getting feedback on this list, it became clear that there were – and probably still are — many holes in this list, and that many people still need to be added. Please send an email to ourkarlpopper[at]gmail[dot]com with the names of people you believe ought to be included, with a link to a website explaining their work, or to some of their publications on Popper and his philosophy. Note that this list is probably also full of minor mistakes with respect to areas of specialization, location, contact information, and etc., possibly even categorization. If you notice some, please report them to the above email address.

I am fully aware that the various people who have spent a part of their live on expanding, refining, criticizing and creating more awareness about Popper’s philosophy can be sliced and diced in many different ways, For now, I have organized them according to generation and the distinction academic/non-academic. I am open to re-organizing this list according to a different set of criteria. If you have some ideas, send them to ourkarlpopper[at]gmail[dot]com.

Some have suggested to turn the list below into a wiki — or something similar — with details how all the individuals below have been influenced by or interacted with Karl Popper. This is a great idea, and I will do so as soon as I have some time. Alternatively, I hope that someone else will run with this idea and let us link to her or his Karl Popper wiki.

  • Emeritus:
  • Joseph “Joe” Agassi, Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Hans Albert, Philosophy, University of Mannheim, Germany.
  • Dario Antiseri, Philosophy, Methodology Social Sciences, Free Internat. Univ. of Social Studies (LUISS), Rome, Italy.
  • Lawrence “Larry” Boland, Economics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Renee Bouveresse, Philosophy, University of Bourgogne, France.
  • Eduardo Chaves, Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education,São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Fred d’Agostino, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Augustine Brannigan, Sociology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • Dimitris Dimitrakos, Political Philosophy, University of Athens, Athens, UK.
  • Troels Eggers Hansen, Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Volker Gadenne, Philosophy & Scientific Method, Johannes Keppler University, Linz, Austria.
  • Donald A. Gillies, Philosophy of Science & Mathematics, Probability, University College London, London, UK.
  • Evelyn Gröbl-Steinbach (Schuster), Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Johannes Keppler University, Linz, Austria.
  • John A. Hall, Sociology, McGill University, Montreal, OC, Canada.
  • Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Philosophy of Science, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany.
  • Ian Jarvie, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • Hans Herbert Keuth, Philosophy, University of Tubingen, Germany.
  • Hubert KiesewetterKiesewetter, Philosophy, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany.
  • Noretta Koertge, Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, USA.
  • Nathaniel Laor, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  • Youngjo Lee, Department of Statistics, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Nicolas Maxwell, Philosophy, University College London, London, UK.
  • David Miller, Philosophy, Warwick University, England, UK.
  • Alan Musgrave, Philosophy, University of Ottaga, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Reinhard Neck, Economics, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria.
  • Ilkka Niiniluoto, Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Raymond “Ray” Noble, Philosophy of Biology, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, UK.
  • Denis Noble, Philosophy of Biology, Cardiovascular & Computational Physiology, Oxford University, UK.
  • Anthony O’Hear, Philosophy, School of Education, University of Buckingham, England, UK.
  • Arne Friemuth Petersen, Philosophy University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Kurt Salamun, Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria.
  • Jeremy Shearmur, Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • Godfrey Tangwa, Philosophy and Ethics, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon.
  • Stephen Thornton, Philosophy, University of Limerick, Ireland.
  • John Wettersten, Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany.
  • H.T. Wilson, Public Policy & Public Law, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • John Worrall, Philosophy, London School of Economics, London, England, UK.
  • The newest generation (under 30):
  • Gabriel Brasil, Philosophy of Science, Biology, Piracicabe, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Liberty Fitz-Claridge, Philosophy of Science, Independent Scholar, Oxford, UK.
  • Elyse Hargreaves, Philosophy, Independent Scholar, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Ashwath Islampure, Sociology, Philosophy of Science, Methodology, University of Leicester, UK.
  • Sam Kuypers, Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Anastasiia Lazutkina, Philosophy & Cosmology, Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (LUT), Lappeenranta, Finland.
  • Matjaž Leonardis, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Lulie Tanett, Independent Scholar, Oxford, UK.
  • Academic:
  • Halil Rahman Açar, Philosophy, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Oseni Taiwo Afisi, Philosophy, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Max Albert, Behavioral & Institutional Economics, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.
  • Peter Århem, Neuroscience & Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Richard Bailey, Education, Sports and Exercise Science, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Malaysia.
  • Nimrod Bar-Am, Philosophy & Logic, Communication Department of Sapir Academic College, Israel.
  • Philip Benesch, Political Science, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, USA. Check out also YouTube here and here.
  • Jack Birner. Philosophy & Economics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.
  • David Binder, Philosophy & Logic, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Agustina Borella, Epistemology of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Brian Boyd, Faculty of the Arts, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Alain Boyer, Philosophy, University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Paris, France.
  • Constantin Brîncuş, Philosophy of Science & Logic, University of Bucharest, Romania.
  • Manjari Chakrabarty, Philosophy of Science, Visva Bharati (Central University), Santiniketan, India.
  • Stephanie Chitpin, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Adam Chmielewski, Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Wroclaw, Poland.
  • José A. Colen, Philosophy, Universidade do Minho, Centro de Ética, Polítíca e Sociedade, CEPS, Portugal.
  • Matteo Collodel, History of Philosophy of Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Roberta Corvi, Philosophy, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy.
  • Oliver Scott Curry, Evolutionary Psychology, School of Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Flavio Del Santo, Quantum Physics & History of Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • David Deutsch, Quantum Computation, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  • Francesco di Iorio, Philosophy & Economics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
  • Olival Freire Jr., Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.
  • Nir Fresco, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the NegevIsrael.
  • Steve Fuller, Sociology, Warwick University, England, UK.
  • Carolina Gonzalez Rodriguez, Political Economy & Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Malachi Hacohen, Center of Jewish Studies, Duke University, NC, USA.
  • Jagdish Hattiangadi, Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Ashwath Islampure, Sociology, Philosophy of Science, Methodology, University of Leicester, UK.
  • Byron Kaldos, Philosophy of Science, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
  • Makoto Kogawara, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Letters, Kagoshima University.
  • Helge Kragh, History of Science, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Sam Kuypers, Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Chi-Ming Lam, Education and Philosophy, University of Hongkong, Hongkong
  • Anastasiia Lazutkina, Philosophy & Cosmology, Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (LUT), Lappeenranta, Finland.
  • Paul Levinson, Communication & Media Studies, Fordham University, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Manfred Lube, Library Sciences, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria.
  • Alireza Mansouri, Philosophy of Science & Technology, Institute 4 Humanities & Cultural Studies (IHCS), Tehran, Iran.
  • Viatcheslav Maratcha, System Science, Russian Presidential Acad. National Economy & Public Admin., Moscow, RU.
  • Olga Markič, Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Barry McMullin, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
  • David Merritt, Astrophysics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Karl Milford, Economics, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Institut Wiener Kreis, Wien, Austria.
  • Badinan Mohammed, History & Philosophy of History, Koya University, Koy Sanjaq, Iraq.
  • Peter Monnerjahn, Institute of Philosophy & Scientific Method, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.
  • Paul Nurse, Genetics, The University of Bristol, UK.
  • Eric Oberheim, History of Philosophy of Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Anthony O’Hear, Philosophy, School of Education, University of Buckingham, England, UK.
  • Richard Ormerod, Operations Research & Management, Warwick University, England, UK.
  • Joseph Osei, Philosophy, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, USA.
  • Yudi Pawitan, Biostatistics & Methodology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Zuzana Parusniková, Institute of Philosophy, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Ali Paya, Philosophy, The Islamic College, London, England, UK.
  • Thomas Piecha, Philosophy & Logic, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Ulrich Pöschl, Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.
  • Paul A. Roth, Philosophy & Jewish Studies, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.
  • Darrell Rowbottom, Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China.
  • Michael Ruse, Philosophy & Evolutionary Biology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA.
  • Raphael Sassower, Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA.
  • Dmytro Sepetyi, Philosophy, Zaporizhzhya State Medical University, Ukraine
  • Dunja Seselja, Philosophy & Ethics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Nederland.
  • Yanhua Shih, Philosophy & Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Harald Stelzer, Social & political philosophy, University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
  • Peter Schroeder-Heister, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Rod Thomas, Leadership and HRM, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.
  • Iulian Danut Toader, Philosophy of Science, Institute Vienna Circle, Vienna, Austria.
  • Stephen Turner, Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida, FL, USA.
  • Carlos Verdugo, Philosophy of Science, University of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • Dirk Verhofstadt, Philosophy, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Günter Wächtershäuser, Chemistry & Patent Law, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
  • John Wettersten, Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany.
  • Philip Wood, Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
  • Kei Yoshida, Philosophy of Social Science, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Jesús Zamora-Bonilla, Philosophy of Science, UNED, National Distance Education University, Madrid, Spain.

Are you aware of key people who are not listed here? Did you notice an error in the lists above? Would you like to help expand this page? There is so much more that can be done! Contact the web admin at ourkarlpopper[at]gmail[dot]com to submit links or inquire how you can help out with the further development of this particular web page.

~ Margaretha Hendrickx, Trumansburg, NY, USA

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