Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Change Without Prophets

"And it further tries to show that we may become  the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets."

Karl R. Popper. The Open Society and its Enemies 1 Plato.

Popper is talking about his critique of historicism -- those theories of inevitability and the working out of reason or unreason in history. Another way to read his statement is that we need to give up big visions disconnected from reality and focus on changing what is. Yet some argue that the  end of Utopian thinking diminishes our imagination about what is possible.   

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