(The Paradox of Unlimited Criticism. Critical Rationalism as a Method of Problem-solving)
Hans-Joachim Niemann, Zum Paradox der unbeschränkten Kritik, Kritischer Rationalismus als Problemlösungsmethode, CONCEPTUS Jg. 27 Nr.71 (1994), S. 263-284.
The recently renewed complaint about critical rationalism
holds that unlimited criticism may be good enough for scientific
community, that however, as a way of life it is not easy to proliferate.
Also when criticizing democracy there must be limits to criticism,
otherwise the basis of unlimited criticism will be destroyed.
To avoid those difficulties and paradoxes unlimited criticism
should no longer be considered as the 'principle of critical rationalism'.
One had better understand critical rationalism as a general problem
solving strategy using criticism for nothing but to get the better
Back to the publication list of H. J. Niemann