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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Feyerabends Philosophical Development
Ludwig Wittgenstein Meaning and ontology
Karl Popper Using and abusing critical rationalism
Felix Ehrenhaft The impotence of experiment
Feyerabends Assault on Conceptual Conservativism
Incommensurability and scientific realism