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Feyerabend, Paul 1924-1994

Works: 348 works in 1,636 publications in 11 languages and 24,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Against method : outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

236 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,186 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 )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,011 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 780 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 637 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 )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 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 )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 499 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 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 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 441 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 century's most eminent philosophers had, matching their wits and ideas on the subject of the scientific method. For and Against Method opens with an imaginary dialogue between Lakatos and Feyerabend, which Matteo Motterlini has constructed, based on their published works, to synthesize their positions and arguments. Part one presents the transcripts of the last lectures on method that Lakatos delivered. Part two, Feyerabend's response, consists of a previously published essay on anarchism, which began the attack on Lakatos's position that Feyerabend later continued in Against Method. The third and longest section consists of the correspondence Lakatos and Feyerabend exchanged on method and many other issues and ideas, as well as the events of their daily lives, between 1968 and Lakatos's death in 1974. The delight Lakatos and Feyerabend took in philosophical debate, and the relish with which they sparred, come to life again in For and Against Method, making it essential and lively reading for anyone interested in these two fascinating and controversial thinkers and their immense contributions to philosophy of science."The writings in this volume are of considerable intellectual importance, and will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the development of the philosophical
Tyranny of science by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 359 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
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of empiricism by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past thirty years Paul Feyerabend has developed an extremely distinctive and influentical approach to problems in the philosophy of science. The most important and seminal of his published essays are collected here in two volumes, with new introductions to provide an overview and historical perspective on the discussions of each part. Volume 1 presents papers on the interpretation of scientific theories, together with papers applying the views developed to particular problems in philosophy and physics. The essays in volume 2 examine the origin and history of an abstract rationalism, as well as its consequences for the philosophy of science and methods of scientific research. Professor Feyerabend argues with great force and imagination for a comprehensive and opportunistic pluralism. In doing so he draws on extensive knowledge of scientific history and practice, and he is alert always to the wider philosophical, practical and political implications of conflicting views. These two volumes fully display the variety of his ideas, and confirm the originality and significance of his work
Beyond reason : essays on the philosophy of Paul Feyerabend by Gonzalo Munévar( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 288 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 )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 282 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
Mind, matter, and method; essays in philosophy and science in honor of Herbert Feigl by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 197 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
Wissenschaft als Kunst by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in German and held by 196 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

Philosophy of nature by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosopher, physicist, and anarchist Paul Feyerabend was one of the most unconventional scholars of his time. His book Against Method has become a modern classic. Yet it is not well known that Feyerabend spent many years working on a philosophy of nature that was intended to comprise three volumes covering the period from the earliest traces of stone age cave paintings to the atomic physics of the 20th century -- a project that, as he conveyed in a letter to Imre Lakatos, almost drove him nuts: "Damn the, Naturphilosophie." The book's manuscript was long believed to have been lost. Recently, however, a typescript constituting the first volume of the project was unexpectedly discovered at the University of Konstanz. In this volume Feyerabend explores the significance of myths for the early period of natural philosophy, as well as the transition from Homer's "aggregate universe" to Parmenides' uniform ontology. He focuses on the rise of rationalism in Greek antiquity, which he considers a disastrous development, and the associated separation of man from nature. Thus Feyerabend explores the prehistory of science in his familiar polemical and extraordinarily learned manner. The volume contains numerous pictures and drawings by Feyerabend himself. It also contains hitherto unpublished biographical material that will help to round up our overall image of one of the most influential radical philosophers of the twentieth century"--The publisher
Límites de la ciencia : explicación, reducción y empirismo by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

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파이어아벤트, 파울 1924-1994

ファイヤアーベント, P. K.

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Farewell 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 FeyerabendFor and against method : including Lakatos's lectures on scientific method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend correspondence