Herbert Gintis is a game theorist, and the author of what is, in my opinion, the best beginner-book on Game Theory out there: Game Theory Evolving. Interestingly, he is also the author of a boat-load of Amazon book reviews. Here’s one he wrote for the book, The Myth of the Framework, a collection of Karl Popper’s essays:
… Popper was the avowed and indefatigable enemy of Freudian psychology, Hegelian/Marxian philosophy and political theory, and other highly emotive and value-laden ideologies that appealed to True Believers but had no serious roots in the scientific method. If he were alive today, he would be launching his attacks on post-modernism, creationism, and other such drivel that has taken away the rationality of so many smart people in recent years. So, I Love Popper! I’m sure you will love Popper, too, unless you are among the decorticate folk who believe that some ideas are just too precious to be subjected to empirical testing.
“I may be wrong and you may be right,” says Popper, “and by an effort, we may get nearer to the truth.” (p. xii) Actually, if you really understand this assertion and can defend it, you don’t really need this book. This says it all.
Now go lift something heavy,
PS. Here’s the link to the review.