Feyerabend's Philosophy

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Walter de Gruyter, 2006 - Philosophy - 321 pages
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Paul Feyerabend ranks among the most exciting and influential philosophers of science of the twentieth century. This book reconstructs Feyerabend s pluralistic conceptions of knowledge and philosophy as they developed from the late 1940s through to his infamous Against Method. It combines a historical narrative of the main influences on his developing ideas with a systematic investigation of their merits. It presents Feyerabend as a philosopher who promoted pluralism in the pursuit of progress."
  

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Contents

Introduction
17
Feyerabends Philosophical Development
25
Ludwig Wittgenstein Meaning and ontology
43
Karl Popper Using and abusing critical rationalism
77
Felix Ehrenhaft The impotence of experiment
116
Feyerabends Assault on Conceptual Conservativism
123
Incommensurability and scientific realism
180
Feyerabends Philosophical Pluralism
206
The role of alternatives in promoting progress
227
Feyerabends philosophical pluralism 1950s1990s
262
Feyerabends Philosophy? Pluralism for Progress
284
Index
317
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Eric Oberheim, Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin, Germany.

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