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

The Worst Enemy of Science?

Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend

By: John Preston (Editor), Gonzalo Munevar (Editor), David Lamb (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195128741
Number Of Pages: 192

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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 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.

"The attractive and unique feature of this collection of essays is the editors' balanced and careful presentation of the life and work of such a divisive figure...strongly recommended."--Choice "...a very useful introduction to Feyerabend...a very solid collection."--Complete Review

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

ISBN: 9780195128741
ISBN-10: 0195128745
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.47