Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society

Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society

John Preston

This ebook is the 1st accomplished serious learn of the paintings of Paul Feyerabend, one of many ideal twentieth-century philosophers of technology.

The publication strains the evolution of Feyerabend's idea, starting along with his early try and graft insights from Wittgenstein's perception of which means onto Popper's falsificationist philosophy. the main parts of Feyerabend's version of the purchase of information are pointed out and severely evaluated. Feyerabend's early paintings emerges as a continuation of Popper's philosophy of technological know-how, instead of as a contribution to the ancient method of technological know-how with which he's frequently linked.
In his extra infamous later paintings, Feyerabend claimed that there has been, and will be, no such factor because the medical approach. The roots of Feyerabend's 'epistemological anarchism' are uncovered and the weaknesses of his cultural relativism are introduced out.

through the booklet, Preston discusses the effect of Feyerabend's suggestion on modern philosophers and strains his stimulating yet divided legacy. The booklet could be of curiosity to scholars of philosophy, method, and the social sciences.

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