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Neither Popper nor Feyerabend seem terribly convincing to me; while it is obvious that not all scientific pakl is uniform, most practising scientists have quite similar ideas about what they are trying to do.
Alex rated it really liked it Oct 02, Dolamroth rated it liked it Jan 18, Published January 17th by Verso first published Originally published on my blog here in May To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign eazon.
William rated it really liked it Sep 25, Ryan Haczynski rated razoon liked it Jan 14, And in today’s America that seems perfectly normal. Feyerabend’s program perhaps it would be better to call it an “anti-program” is to allow total pluralism and self-determination where all sorts of societies and belief systems are allowed to flourish — without being browbeaten by intellectual elites, and forced into “rational” straight-jackets like free trade, growth economics, secular humanism, liberalism, Marxism etc.
That is, there is nothing wrong with a community of people deciding, through democratic principles, that they want to live a Biblically structured life, and teach their children Creationism. Dec 11, Fatih A. Books by Paul Karl Feyerabend. At one point in FTR he defends the Catholic inquisition as being rational within its own terms, and its arguments as impossible to refute based on any “objective” arguments.
His major works include Against Method publis Paul Karl Feyerabend was an Austrian-born philosopher of science best known for his work as a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Axios, where he worked for three decades — Trip rated it really liked it Jun 02, More political, but also less bright, than Against the Method.
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Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend
On the one hand, when I first read parts of Farewell to Reason in the late ’90s, I was electrified by it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving….
For science to have a religious orthodoxy of this kind is a bad thing, and we need people like Feyerabend to continually attack its genesis. May 30, Rui Coelho rated it liked it. The rhetorical style of Feyerabend’s argument, his use of Galileo as a paradigm of scientific method, and the use of counter examples from areas not always regarded as scientific such as economics are faults common to both.
Vidar rated it really liked it Aug 04, This is a hard book for me to rate. Open Preview See a Problem? Peter rated it really liked it Dec 31, Feyerabend became famous for his purportedly anarchistic view of science and his rejection of the existence of universal methodological rules. It opened my mind to a whole new way of looking at the world Feyerabend’s relativism which I have subscribed to ever since.
The essay form adds new problems, and some parts do not fit into the whole terribly well notably the discussion of Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics, though it is interesting in itself. For all their variety in theme and occasion, the essays in this book share a consistent philosophical purpose.
But translate this behavior to a society more fashionable than evangelical Christians like, say, Indios living in the Amazon. Indeed, this could never be achieved, since all we born in a cultural-biased world vision; in fact, he is trying to make his point, without considering others and obliterating the very culture path he eventually was trying to stand up for.
Dana Jalobeanu rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Sema rated it really liked it Dec 15, The most interesting new point is part of the essay on Galileo and the church, in which Feyerabend parallels the attitude of Catholic cardinals then and the scientific establishment today.
Farewell to Reason is a collection of essays on the subject of relativism. Daniel Guzman rated it really liked it Sep 15, Feyerabend doesn’t hesitate to take on the hard cases either. Yes, we could send the Indio children to school, and teach them evolution — instead of the silly, primitive, religious beliefs which dog their parents — along with all the other trappings of our modern “objective” civilization.
Mike Rot rated it really liked it Aug 04, Zyxtmurf rated it really liked it Jul 23, A less dramatic, but similar case would be the controversy in recent years over teaching evolution in public schools.
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Paolo Paup rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Trivia About Farewell to Reason. Phil rated it it was amazing Jun 23, As the money and administrative side of scientific research grow every larger, it is more and more difficult to be a successful, rather than starving iconoclast.
The appeal to reason, he insists, is empty, and must be replaced by a notion of science that subordinates it to the needs of citizens and communities. Nevertheless, the first and last essays of FTR rate five stars in my opinion. It’s the idea that there is no moral truth, and that “objectivity,” “rationality” and “progress” are phony constructs used primarily by Western people to undermine and destroy the diverse cultures and ways of life which existed in the pre-rational era or remain pre-rational today.
The essays pick on the same kinds of targets as Feyerabend’s book Against Methodand attack the idea that Originally published on my blog here in May Lukas Szrot rated it it was amazing Jun 16,
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