Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society

Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society

John Preston

This publication is the 1st entire severe research of the paintings of Paul Feyerabend, one of many optimal twentieth-century philosophers of technology.

The booklet lines the evolution of Feyerabend's inspiration, starting together with his early try to graft insights from Wittgenstein's belief of that means onto Popper's falsificationist philosophy. the most important parts of Feyerabend's version of the purchase of information are pointed out and significantly evaluated. Feyerabend's early paintings emerges as a continuation of Popper's philosophy of technology, instead of as a contribution to the historic 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 technique. 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 idea on modern philosophers and lines his stimulating yet divided legacy. The ebook may be of curiosity to scholars of philosophy, method, and the social sciences.

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