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@gmail.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@gmail.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 of the Social Sciences, Free International University of Social Studies (LUISS), Rome Italy
  • Lawrence “Larry” Boland, Economics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Renee Bouveresse, Philosophy, University of Bourgogne, France
  • 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
  • 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 Kiesewetter, Philosophy, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Noretta Koertge, Philosophy of Science, Indiana Universuty, USA
  • Nicolas Maxwell, Philosophy, University College London, London, UK
  • David Miller, Philosophy, Warwick University, England, UK
  • Alan Musgrave, Philosophy, University of Otaga, 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
  • Stephen Thornton, Philosophy, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • John Wettersten, Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
  • John Worrall, Philosophy, London School of Economics, London, England, UK
  • Academic:
  • Halil Rahman Açar, Philosophy, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ancara, Turkey
  • Oseni Taiwo Afisi, Philosophy, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Philip Benesch, Political Science, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, USA
  • Brian Boyd, Faculty of the Arts, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Alain Boyer, Philosophy, University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Paris, France
  • Adam Chmielewski, Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Matteo Collodel, History of Philosophy of Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • David Deutsch, Quantum computation, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  • Francesco di Iorio, Philosophy, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Steve Fuller, Sociology, Warwick University, England, UK
  • Malachi Hacohen, Center of Jewish Studies, Duke University, NC, USA
  • Makoto Kogawara; Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Letters, Kagoshima University
  • Paul Levinson, Communication & Media Studies, Fordham University, New York City, NY, USA
  • Barry McMullin, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
  • Peter Monnerjahn, Institute of Philosophy & Scientific Method, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
  • Alex Naraniecki, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
  • 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, Fayettevile State University, Fayettevile, NC, USA
  • Ali Paya, Philosophy, The Islamic College, London, England, UK
  • Darrell Rowbottom, Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
  • 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
  • John Wettersten, Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

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@gmail.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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