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Paul Feyerabend (1924-1994)

By USMerle
  • 1924 Paul Feyerabend Birth

    Born: January 13, 1924, Vienna, Austria
  • 1975 Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge

    In this book he introduced the concept of “Epistemological Anarchism” and the idea that science shouldn’t have any method at all. By abandoning the rules on theorizing norms and research methods, scientists can freely pursue their own interest on their fields. As he explains, the complexity of the history of science is so vast that assigning a general methodology will inhibit progress and the only 'rule' that survives is 'anything goes'. (Preston, 2020).
  • 1978 Science in a Free Society

    Feyerabend, points out his views about science in democratic societies and its political implications. By questioning its values in social, cultural, and philosophical approaches and detecting objectivism in science, and its ideology and propaganda. He advocates the separation of state and science just like the separation from state and church to set an ideal free society where all traditions have equal rights and equal access to the centres of power.
  • 1984 Science as an Art

    He explains in this essay the concept that arts and sciences are bound to each other and aims to expose through comparison the sense that presented data is an immediate, uniform, and stable sources of comprehension, and the unified structure of the world is successfully achieved by scientific theories. As art evolve through paradigms shifts or revolutions and is always in a state of uncertainty on who will bring the next big change.
  • 1987 Farewell to Reason

    Collection of his papers publish as a book during the mid-1980’s. In this he explains relativism as a solution to our conflicting beliefs and ways of life. And challenge the Western ideology of progress that is damaging our social and ecological system. He also explains that cultural diversity and cultural change are beneficial to our understanding of historical scientifical developments and that laws regulating human action defining our position in nature oppose diversity in our fields.
  • 1994 Paul Feyerabend Death

    Died: February 11, 1994, Genolier, Switzerland