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The Worst Enemy of Science?: Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend

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This stimulating collection is devoted to the life and work of the most flamboyant of twentieth-century philosophers, Paul Feyerabend. Feyerabend's radical epistemological claims, and his stunning argument that there is no such thing as scientific method, were highly influential during his life and have only gained attention since his death in 1994. The essays that make up this volume, written by some of today's most respected philosophers of science, many of whom knew Feyerabend as students and colleagues, cover...

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The Worst Enemy of Science?: Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend

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Overview

This stimulating collection is devoted to the life and work of the most flamboyant of twentieth-century philosophers, Paul Feyerabend. Feyerabend's radical epistemological claims, and his stunning argument that there is no such thing as scientific method, were highly influential during his life and have only gained attention since his death in 1994. The essays that make up this volume, written by some of today's most respected philosophers of science, many of whom knew Feyerabend as students and colleagues, cover the diverse themes in his extensive body of work and present a personal account of this fascinating thinker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195128741
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 192
  • Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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University of Reading

Evergreen State College, Washington

University of Birmingham

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Table of Contents

Introduction, John Preston, Gonzalo Munevar, and David Lamb
Chapter 1. Paul K. Feyerabend: An Obituary, Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Chapter 2. Time Well Spent: On Paul Feyerabend's Autobiography, Sheldon J. Reaven
Chapter 3. Sola Experientia?—Feyerabend's Refutation of Classical Empiricism, Bas C. van Fraassen
Chapter 4. Proliferation: Is It a Good Thing?, Peter Achinstein
Chapter 5. Feyerabend Among Popperians, 1948-1978, John Watkins
Chapter 6. A Rehabilitation of Paul Feyerabend, Gonzalo Munevar
Chapter 7. Science as Supermarket: Post Modern Themes in Paul Feyerabend's Later Philosophy of Science, John Preston
Chapter 10. Two Concepts of Political Tolerance, J.N. Hattiangadi
Chapter 11. To Transform the Phenomena: Feyerabend, Proliferation, and Recurrent Neural Networks, Paul M. Churchland
Chapter 12. Paul K. Feyerabend: Last Interview, Joachim Jung

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