On piecemeal reform vs revolution

And it is a fact that my social theory (which favours gradual and piecemeal reform, reform controlled by a critical com­parison between expected and achieved results) contrasts with my theory of method, which happens to be a theory of scientific and intellectual revolutions. [68]

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  1. Taken out of context by Spinner, this seems to say that Popper’s theory of method is not applicable to social problems. This flies in the face of Popper’s own words in the Open Society and fundamentally misunder­stands that Popper’s rejection of revolution in the social sphere is a rejection of the idea of remaking a society as a whole—as opposed to remaking, or even revolutionising, single institutions.

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