The previous post didn’t get around to the lectures that are actually in the book After the Open Society. These relate to moral philosophy which was not his favorite topic, at least not philosophical talk about morality which he considered to be almost entirely a waste of space, like most philosophy
First some housekeeping for people who are not up to speed with Popper’s life story and the general framework of his ideas. Nobody can consider themselves properly educated if they leave the academy without a working knowledge of major thinkers like Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Mises, Hayek, Popper, Gellner and Barzun (who turns 104 this month).
People who have been on the site for years should have read these long ago but the Cat has become so popular there are many new faces.
A stroll through Popper’s career from the 1930s to the 1980s. Originally published in the long-gone Melbourne Age Monthly Review.
Summary of The Poverty of Historicism.
Condensed Open Society (down from 800 pages to 120).
Nice statement of Popper’s minimum state liberalism, in a speech at the Mont Pelerin Society.