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Karl POPPER's conception of a ‘free society’ in which all forms of knowledge and all social policies can be openly criticized. He regards it as the only form of society compatible with his falsificationist and critical rationalist epistemology (see also FALSIFICATIONISM, HISTORICISM sense 2). However, Popper's conception has been criticized (e.g. by FEYERABEND) as open only in an ‘élitist’ way and involving a ‘guided exchange’ between competing views where all the parties to an open debate are required to accept falsificationism. In this, Feyerabend finds Popper's concept less open, and less acceptable, than the conception of a liberal society found in J. S. MILL's On Liberty (1859).
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George Soros is President of the Open Society, and his sons Alexander and Jonathan are members of the board.
The President thanked the founder of the Open Society Institute for support of civil initiatives in Kyrgyzstan in the sphere of education, health care, culture and education.
said George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.
The Open Society Foundations will more than double the size of its Manhattan office footprint upon moving into the Argonaut Building.
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The threats to the Open Society would, therefore, still have to be confronted.
It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.
I am now the Director of the Media Programme of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa.
Second, even advocates of open-access journals recognize that publishing an article on the Internet costs about $3,750 (according to the Open Society Institution).
Those things that are banned acquire a luster that they don't necessarily enjoy in the open society.
A 621-page report by the Open Society Institute in 2002 stated that Romania's health service was 'ranked as the most corrupt institution according to citizens' actual experience'.
One of the book's editors was a former director of the Open Society Foundation of Roumania.