The Sir Karl Popper Hall is one of the 5 flexible halls in the level 1 East area of the Congress Centrum Alpbach and fulfils multi-functional purposes.
The various rooms/halls in the Congress Centrum Alpbach are named after notable personalities and sponsors, who have special associations with the "European Forum Alpbach".
Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902 - 1994)
The Austrian born philosopher Sir Karl Popper taught in England and is considered the founder and main representative of critical rationalism. In critical debates about logical positivism with the Vienna Circles, he established a general scientific theory and a theory of methodology. In addition to the "Logic of Scientific Discovery", in the 1940s he conceived the political philosophy named "Open Society" as a means of defending freedom against totalitarian ruling systems. The intellectual fertilisation which the "European Forum Alpbach" received in the first 15 years came from his philosophy and cannot be overestimated.