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

Hardcover | February 15, 2000

EditorJohn Preston, Gonzalo Munevar, David Lamb

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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 hislife 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 personalaccount of this fascinating thinker.

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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 hislife and have only gained attention since his d...

John Preston is at University of Reading. Gonzalo Munevar is at Evergreen State College, Washington.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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

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"...a very useful introduction to Feyerabend...a very solid collection."--Complete Review