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Feyerabend, Paul 1924-1994

Works: 326 works in 1,471 publications in 13 languages and 22,348 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Against method by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

103 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary philosophy of science has paid close attention to the understanding of scientific practice, in contrast to the previous focus on scientific method. Paul Feyerabend's acclaimed work, which sparked controversy and continues to fuel fierce debate, shows the deficiencies of many widespread ideas about the nature of knowledge. He argues that the only feasible explanation of any scientific success is a historical account, and that anarchism must now replace rationalism in the theory of knowledge. This updated edition of this classic text contains a new foreword by Ian Hacking, a leading contemporary philosopher of science, who reflects on Feyerabend's life and personality as well as the continuing relevance of his work. --from publisher description
Against method : outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

65 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell to reason by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in a free society by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu chan fa le zuo zhe guan yu ke xue de ben zhi ji qi zuo yong de du te jian jie, bing jiang zhi yin shen dao zheng ge she hui, fan dui ke xue sha wen zhu yi he jiao tiao zhu yi, zhu zhang suo you chuan tong dou you ping deng de di wei deng
Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Homeric gods to galaxies, from love affairs to perspective in painting, Paul Feyerabend reveled in the physical and cultural abundance that surrounds us. He found it equally striking that human senses and intelligence are able to take in only a fraction of these riches. From this fraction, scientists, artists, all of us construct the stereotypes and abstractions that shape our sense of reality. This basic human trait is at the heart of Conquest of Abundance, the book on which Feyerabend was at work when he died in 1994. This book, his last, is a testimony to major developments in his thought."--Jacket
Three dialogues on knowledge by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Socratic, or dialog, form is central to the history of philosophy and has been the discipline's canonical genre ever since. Paul Feyerabend's Three Dialogues on Knowledge resurrects the form to provide an astonishingly flexible and invigorating analysis of epistemological, ethical and metaphysical problems. He uses literary strategies - of irony, voice and distance - to make profoundly philosophical points about the epistemic, existential and political aspects of common sense and scientific knowledge. He writes about ancient and modern relativism; the authority of science; the ignorance of scientists; the nature of being; and true and false enlightenment. Throughout Three Dialogues on Knowledge is provocative, controversial and inspiring. It is, unlike most current philosophical writing, written for readers with a keen sense of what matters and why
The Nature & function of scientific theories : essays in contemporary science and philosophy by Grover Maxwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, matter, and method by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in memory of Imre Lakatos by R. S Cohen( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worst enemy of science? : essays in memory of Paul Feyerabend( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is devoted to the life and work of a flamboyant 20th-century philosopher, 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 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
For and against method : including Lakatos's lectures on scientific method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend correspondence by Imre Lakatos( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work that helped to determine Paul Feyerabend's fame and notoriety, "Against Method," stemmed from Imre Lakatos's challenge: "In 1970 Imre cornered me at a party. "Paul", he said, "you have such strange ideas. Why don't you write them down? I shall write a reply, we publish the whole thing and I promise you - we shall have a lot of fun." Although Lakatos died before he could write his reply, this text reconstructs his original counter-arguments from lectures and correspondence previously unpublished in English, allowing us to enjoy the "fun" two of this century's most eminent philosophers had, matching their wits and ideas on the subject of the scientific method
Tyranny of science by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provocative and iconoclastic, The Tyranny of Science is one of Feyerabend's last books and one of his best. It will be widely read by everyone interested in the role that science has played, and continues to play, in the shaping of the modern world
Realism, rationalism, and scientific method by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wider den Methodenzwang : Skizze einer anarchistischen Erkenntnistheorie by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

53 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond reason : essays on the philosophy of Paul Feyerabend by Gonzalo Munvar( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some philosophers think that Paul Feyerabend is a clown, a great many others think that he is one of the most exciting philosophers of science of this century. For me the truth does not lie somewhere in between, for I am decidedly of the second opinion, an opinion that is becoming general around the world as this century comes to an end and history begins to cast its appraising eye upon the intellectual harvest of our era. A good example of this opinion may be found in the admiration for Feyerabend's philosophy of science expressed by Grover Maxwell in his contribution to this volume. Maxwell, recalling his own intellectual transformation, says also that it was Feyerabend who "confirmed my then incipient suspicions that most of the foundations of currently fashionable philosophy and even a great deal of the methodology to which many scientists pay enthusiastic lip service are based on simple mistake- assumptions whose absurdity becomes obvious once attention is directed at them". And lest the reader thinks, as many still do, that however sharp Feyerabend's attacks upon the philosophical establishment may have been, he does not offer a positive philosophy (a complain made by C.A. Hooker and some of the other contributors), Paul Churchland argues otherwise
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge, science, and relativism : 1960-1980 by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This third volume of Paul Feyerabend's philosophical papers, which gathers together work originally published between 1960 and 1980, offers a range of characteristically exciting treatments of classic questions in the philosophy of science."--Jacket
Problems of empiricism by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing time : the autobiography of Paul Feyerabend by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Duitse wetenschapsfilosoof (1924-1994)
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Against method : outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge
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Bao luo Fei ye a ben de 1924-1994

Baoluo-Feiyeabende 1924-1994

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Paul Feyerabend Austrian-born philosopher of science

Paul Feyerabend Filsofo austriaco

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Πωλ Φεγεράμπεντ Αυστριακός φιλόσοφος της επιστήμης

Паул Файерабенд

Пол Фейєрабенд

Фейерабенд, П 1924-1994

Фейерабенд, П. (Пол), 1924-1994

Фейерабенд, Пол Карл

פול פייראבנד

باول فيرابند، 1924-1994

بول فايراباند

فيرابند، بول، 1924-1994

پاول فایرابند فیلسوف اتریشی

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파울 파이어아벤트

ファイヤアーベント, P. K

ファイヤアーベント, ポール・K



Against method : outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledgeFarewell to reasonScience in a free societyConquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of beingThree dialogues on knowledgePhilosophical papersEssays in memory of Imre LakatosThe worst enemy of science? : essays in memory of Paul Feyerabend