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Feyerabend, Paul 1924-1994

Works: 329 works in 1,551 publications in 10 languages and 23,757 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Dedicatee, Creator, Performer
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Against method : outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

276 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,314 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
Farewell to reason by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu suo shou lu de lun wen lun shu le wen hua de duo yuan xing he wen hua zhuan yi de wen ti.Nei rong bao kuo guan yu xiang dui zhu yi de zhu shi,Zhi shi yu li lun de jiao se,Ke xue he yi shu zai zhe xue zhong de fa zhan,Ya li shi duo de de shu xue he lian xu xing li lun deng
Science in a free society by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 777 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
Mind, matter, and method by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, Matter, and Method was first published in 1966. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This volume of twenty-six essays by as many contributors is published in honor of Herbert Feigl, professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota and director of the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science. Though the majority of the contributors are philosophers, there are also -- as benefits Mr. Feigl's varied intellectual interests -- representatives of psychology, psychoanalysis, and physics. The first group of ten essays deals with the philosophy of mind, particularly with the mind-body problem, to which Mr. Feigl has devoted much attention. The eleven essays in the second part are concerned with problems of philosophical method, especially with induction and confirmation. The third part is comprised of five essays on the philosophy of the physical sciences. A biographical sketch of Mr. Feigl and a bibliography of his writings are also provided
Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 636 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 )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 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 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 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 )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Feyerabend is one of the greatest philosophers of science of the twentieth century and his book Against Method was an international bestseller. In this new book he masterfully weaves together the main elements of his mature philosophy into a gripping tales the story of the rise of rationalism in Ancient Greece that eventually led to the entrenchment of a mythical scientific worldview
Beyond reason : essays on the philosophy of Paul Feyerabend by Gonzalo Munévar( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 292 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
Knowledge, science, and relativism : 1960-1980 by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 290 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."--Back cover
Problems of empiricism by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Vienne à Cambridge : l'héritage du positivisme logique de 1950 à nos jours : essais de philosophie des sciences by Pierre Jacob( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erkenntnis für freie Menschen by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaft als Kunst by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der wissenschaftstheoretische Realismus und die Autorität der Wissenschaften by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Aufsätze in diesem Band befassen sich mit gewissen Aspekten der Rolle der Wissenschaften in unserer Kultur. Im ersten Teil wird gefragt, ob die Wissenschaft einen Beitrag zu unserem Weltbild leisten kann, oder ob sie einzig dazu taugt, Voraussagen zu machen oder Erfahrungen zu ordnen in einer Welt, deren Züge durch andere überlegungen bereits festgelegt sind. Im zweiten Teil wird gefragt, ob die Methoden und Ergebnisse der Wissen schaft wirklich die immense Autorität haben, die man ihnen heute zuschreibt. Die Antwort auf die erste Frage lautet: die Wissenschaft kann eine Kosmolo gie im vollen Sinne des Wortes sein, sie ist in dieser Hinsicht der Religion, der Philosophie, dem Alltagsdenken, dem Mythos sicher nicht untergeordnet. Ich erreiche diese Antwort auf dem Umweg über die Diskussion eines Problems, das in der Literatur den etwas pompösen Namen 'Das Problem der Existenz theoreti scher Entitäten' erhalten hat. Die Antwort auf die zweite Frage lautet: die Wissenschaft ist anderen Ideolo gien aber auch nicht übergeordnet, sie hat keine höhere Autorität als jene. Diese Antwort erhalte ich in zwei Schritten. Erstens durch eine Kritik der Wissenschafts theorie, wo man ja zeigen will, warum die Wissenschaft so hervorragt. Zweitens durch eine Kritik der von den Wissenschaften selbst gemachten Ansprüche
Briefwechsel by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 43 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

Fajerabend, Paul 1924-1994

Feiyeabende, Baoluo 1924-1994

Fejerabend, Pol.

Feyeraband, Paul K.

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Feyeraband, Paul K. (Paul Karl), 1924-1994

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Feyerabend, P.K. 1924-1994

Feyerabend, P. K. (Paul Karl)

Feyerabend, P. K. (Paul Karl), 1924-1994

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Feyerabend, Paul 1924-1994

Feyerabend, Paul K.

Feyerabend, Paul K. 1924-

Feyerabend, Paul K. 1924-1994

Feyerabend, Paul K. (Paul Karl), 1924-1994

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Feyerebend, Paul K.

Feyrabend, Paul

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Paul Feyerabend

Paul Feyerabend austriacki filozof

Paul Feyerabend Austrian-born philosopher of science

Paul Feyerabend Filósofo austriaco

Paul Feyerabend filosofo e sociologo austriaco

Paul Feyerabend Oostenrijks filosoof

Paul Karl Feyerabend Rakouský filozof

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

पॉल फेएराबेंड

පෝල් ෆෙයරබෙන්ඩ්

ฟายเออราเบนด์, พอล

파울 파이어아벤트

파이어아벤트, 파울 1924-1994

ファイヤアーベント, P. K

ファイヤアーベント, パウル

ファイヤアーベント, ポール・K



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Farewell to reasonScience in a free societyMind, matter, and methodConquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of beingThree dialogues on knowledgeEssays in memory of Imre LakatosThe worst enemy of science? : essays in memory of Paul FeyerabendFor and against method : including Lakatos's lectures on scientific method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend correspondence