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Paul K. Feyerabend (1924–1994)

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A controversial and influential voice in the philosophy of science, Paul K. Feyerabend was born and educated in Vienna. After military service during World War II and further study at the University of London, he returned to Vienna as a lecturer at the university. In 1959, having taught for several visa mer years at Bristol University in England, he came to the United States to join the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, from which, after numerous visiting appointments elsewhere, he retired in 1990. Since the 1970s, Feyerabend has devoted much of his career to arguing that science as practiced cannot be described, let alone regulated, by any coherent methodology, whether understood historically, as in Thomas Kuhn's use of paradigms, or epistemologically, as in classical positivism and its offspring. He illustrates this stance on the dust jacket of one of his books, Against Method (1975), by publishing his horoscope in the place usually reserved for a biographical sketch of the author. In his entry in the Supplement to Who's Who in America, he is quoted as saying, "Leading intellectuals with their zeal for objectivity are criminals, not the liberators of mankind." (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Paul K. Feyerabend

Farewell to Reason (1987) 250 exemplar
Science in a Free Society (1978) 175 exemplar
Three Dialogues on Knowledge (1656) 93 exemplar
The Tyranny of Science (2011) 79 exemplar
Problems of Empiricism (1981) 65 exemplar
Philosophy of Nature (2009) 50 exemplar
Wissenschaft als Kunst (1984) 33 exemplar
Dialogo sul metodo (1989) 31 exemplar
Provocaciones filosóficas (2004) 9 exemplar
¿Por qué no Platón? (1985) 8 exemplar
Physics and Philosophy (2015) 8 exemplar
Daniel Verse By Verse (1990) 6 exemplar
Die Vernichtung der Vielfalt (2005) 3 exemplar
absolute Paul Feyerabend (2002) 2 exemplar
Briefwechsel (1997) 2 exemplar
Ausgewählte Schriften (1981) 2 exemplar
Kunst und Wissenschaft (1984) 1 exemplar
Feyerabend 1 exemplar

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Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 298 exemplar
Materialism and the mind-body problem (1971) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1924-01-23
Avled
1994-02-11
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Austria (birth)
USA (1958)
Födelseort
Vienna, Austria
Dödsort
Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland
Bostadsorter
England, UK
Auckland, New Zealand
Italy
Germany
Switzerland
USA
Utbildning
University of Vienna (PhD Philosophy, 1951)
Yrken
philosopher of science
Organisationer
London School of Economics
University of Bristol
University of California, Berkeley (1958-1989)
Wehrmacht (WWII)
Priser och utmärkelser
Iron Cross
Kort biografi
He was taught by and influenced by Karl Popper & also went to lectures by Wittgenstein intending to study under him until his death. Turned down the offer of working with Bertolt Brecht (c.1949)

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ulisin | 1 annan recension | Jun 29, 2022 |
A classic of the Philosophy of Science which challenges the idea that scientific progress and discovery are based on methodical investigation and unbroken chains of logic - the setting up of an hypothesis and systematic attempts at knocking it down with evidence. Rather, he shows that many breakthroughs are made often as much by chance or accident, counter-logical leaps, trial and error, the creative subconscious, together with a whole assortment of other non-methodical forces (though for all that, often underpinned nonetheless variously by genius, insight, persistence, ambition, and verification).

A number of examples and arguments from the work of Gallileo, as well as other scientists support the claims of this "Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge" over the work of Popper and those who give a more staid account of the scientific enterprise.

Originally written to be a dialogue with another piece proposing counter-arguments from his sparring-partner Imre Lakatos, which was not produced due to his untimely death (Letters between them have however been published elsewhere). It is difficult to read in places, but worth the effort.

Recommended for anyone with an interest in the philosophy of science, or who works in science. Anything Goes.
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P_S_Patrick | 18 andra recensioner | May 18, 2022 |
Ce dernier ouvrage de l'« enfant terrible » de la philosophie des sciences est issu d'une série de conférences données par Paul Feyerabend en 1992. Il offre une synthèse de sa pensée sous une forme particulièrement vivante, faisant place aux questions des auditeurs. Le Feyerabend qui se dévoile dans ce livre est dépourvu de l'arrogance quelque peu provocatrice dont il pouvait faire preuve auparavant, notamment dans Contre la Méthode et dans Adieu la Raison. S'il est toujours aussi vif dans son expression, il est beaucoup plus souple quant à la formulation de ses thèses radicales, revendiquant assez souvent la légitimité de l'ignorance. Il ne faut pas voir le titre comme une charge sans nuances contre la science, mais bien plutôt comme une protestation contre l'unilatéralisme de la pensée quand elle se revendique de la science seule. Feyerabend montre que nombre de considérations sur la nature des théories scientifiques sont tout simplement erronées et qu'elles conduisent à des généralités abstraites sans effets sur les problèmes les plus pressants de l'humanité ' guerre, pauvreté, etc. Il conclut sur une défense iconoclaste de la valeur de l'expérience pratique pour équilibrer les prétentions d'une théorisation à tout-va. Paul Feyerabend (1924-1994) fut le plus original philosophe des sciences du XXe siècle. D'origine autrichienne, puis naturalisé américain, il a enseigné dans de nombreuses universités. Ses principaux travaux, Contre la méthode, et Adieu la raison (publiés en version française au Seuil), ont rendu célèbre sa vision anarchiste et critique de la science.… (mer)
 
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biblio-lanterne | 3 andra recensioner | Aug 20, 2021 |

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