Paul Feyerabend

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  • Birth

  • Against Method

    Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge, published in 1975, was a book in which Feyerabend challenged the premise of scientific process and how humans grew their knowledge about the natural world. He contends that scientific advances cannot be understood in the now, but only by using a historical perspective to formulate an understanding of such advancements.
  • Science in a Free Society

    Feyerabend's Against Method was highly controversial and in Science in a Free Society, published in 1978, he reviews this controversy. He also looks at the role of social influence on science.
  • Realism, Rationalism and Scientific Method

    Realism, Rationalism and Scientific Method: Volume 1: Philosophical Papers, published in 1981, is a collection of papers that critique and analyze the interpretation of scientific theories.
  • Problems of Empiricism

    Problems of Empiricism: Philosophical Papers, Volume 2, published in 1981, examines the consequences of philosophy of science and methods of scientific research.
  • Farewell to Reason

    Farewell to Reason, published in 1987, questions the rationalism and benefits of Western ideals, most prominently "progress" and "development", which Feyerabend believes are flawed and dangerous.
  • Death

  • Philosophy of Science 10 - Against Method 1