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Feyerabend, Paul 1924-1994

Works: 315 works in 1,366 publications in 16 languages and 20,425 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Dedicatee, Creator, Performer
Classifications: B3240.F484, 501
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Against method : outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
211 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,826 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
For and against method including Lakatos's lectures on scientific method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend correspondence by Imre Lakatos( )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,364 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reply, For and Against Method reconstructs his original counter-arguments from lectures and correspondence previously unpublished in English, allowing us to enjoy the "fun" two of this centu
The worst enemy of science? essays in memory of Paul Feyerabend by John Preston( )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Mind, matter, and method by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
18 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science in a free society by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
40 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 753 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
Farewell to reason by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 674 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 )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 652 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
Philosophical papers by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
29 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 536 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 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tyranny of science by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 387 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 )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wider den Methodenzwang : Skizze einer anarchistischen Erkenntnistheorie by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
46 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond reason : essays on the philosophy of Paul Feyerabend by Gonzalo Munévar( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problems of empiricism by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
26 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 280 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 279 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
Adieu la raison by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wissenschaft als Kunst by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturphilosophie by Paul Feyerabend( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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