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Farewell to reason

Author: Paul Feyerabend
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays discuss relativism, knowledge, creativity, progress, Aristotle, Galileo, cultural pluralism, and reason.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feyerabend, Paul, 1924-1994.
Farewell to reason.
London ; New York : Verso, 1987
(OCoLC)642430002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Feyerabend
ISBN: 0860918963 9780860918967 0860911845 9780860911845
OCLC Number: 16467587
Notes: Collection of essays rewritten for publication in book form.
Description: 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Notes on relativism --
Reason, Xenophanes and the Homeric gods --
Knowledge and the role of theories --
Creativitiy --
Progress in philosophy, the sciences and the arts --
Trivializing knowledge: comments on Popper's excursions into philosophy --
Mach's theory fo research and its relation to Einstein --
Some observations on Aristotle's theory of mathematics and the continuum --
Galileo and the tyranny of truth --
Putnam on incommensurability --
Cultural pluralism or brave new monotony? --
Farewell to reason.
Responsibility: Paul Feyerabend.

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"An audacious thinker, a brilliant polemicist, an iconoclast..." - Publishers Weekly "This is a lovely book. Feyerbend's prose is sparkling and his writing is deeply learned." - New Statesman

 
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