Paul Feyerabend

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  • Birth

    In 1924 Paul Karl Feyerabend was born in Vienna Austria. “Paul Feyerabend.” Ohio River - New World Encyclopedia, New World Encyclopedia, 27 Jan. 2019,
  • Feyerabend works under Popper

    Feyerabend works under Popper
    Originally going to Britain to study under someone else, Feyerabend instead found himself supervised by none other than Karl Popper. Though later diverging from his philosophies, much of his early thoughts and even later thoughts come from this period, which lasted from 1951 to 1952. For some of the specific ideas Feyerabend developed to influence philosophy, watch this short video below!
  • "Against Method" published

    "Against Method" published
    Perhaps his biggest work. In "Against Method" Feyerabend lays down the principles behind his famed epistemological anarchism. Just as the title describes Feyerabend resists any attempts at establishing a de facto method, pointing out in history its very much happened without one. What might happen if we create one now? Feyerabend, Paul. Against Method. Verso, 2010.
  • "Science in a Free Society" published

    "Science in a Free Society" published
    Receiving a tremendous amount of backlash for his first book "Against Method", Feyerabend wrote "Science in a Free Society" to further critique not only the method, but also the social aspects of western science. To Feyerabend, the idea of a scientist's opinion as de facto superior to the layman's was a danger to actual knowledge, and besides that having no place in a democracy. Feyerabend, Paul. Science in a Free Society. Verso, 1987.
  • Death

    Feyerabend died in 1994 with his autobiography published in 1995. “Paul Feyerabend.” Ohio River - New World Encyclopedia, New World Encyclopedia, 27 Jan. 2019,
  • "The Tyranny of Science" published

    "The Tyranny of Science" published
    Written in 1993 but published long after his death, in "The Tyranny of Science" Feyerabend critiques the over glorified scientific method, proclaiming that there are more ways to find knowledge and that since premodern times we've been slowly moving to place science on a pedestal on which it doesn't belong. Feyerabend, Paul, and Eric Oberheim. Tyranny of Science. Polity Press, 2015.