“A brilliant polemic”—New Scientist
“A devastating attack on the claims of philosophy to legislate for scientific practice.”—New Society
This book is a must read for those interested in the history and philosophy of science, epistemology, and philosophy.
It is true that science when judged as an abstract undertaking between "idea" and "action" is essentially an anarchism enterprise.
A Superb Phlosopher Paul Feyerabend is one of the most pioneering of the contemporary pragmatist philosophers of science.
This is one of the most interesting things I've read recently. Probably referencing in my BA.Published 14 days ago by Somethingsomethingdarkside
Paul Karl Feyerabend (1924-1994) was an Austrian-born philosopher of science who taught philosophy at UC Berkeley; he also wrote books such as Farewell to Reason, The Tyranny of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven H Propp
excellent book, easy to read. His theme is right on point. great book for the novice or at any level. Love how he italicizes the main principles in each chapter ... I recommend it.Published 6 months ago by Jake Beniflah
'Against Method' sparked and continues to stimulate ferocious debate . Paul Feyerabend argues that scientific advances can only be understood in historical perspective. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ijaz Durrani
Recieved item within 6 days, which was beyond expectations.
The book per se is a historical statement, challenging the hegemony of western science
This book is one side of a two-sided debate begun (but not finished because Lakatos' death intervened) between Paul Feyerabend and Imre Lakatos, on the meaning, understanding and... Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Herbert L Calhoun
Whether or not you agree with Feyerabend's fundamental premise, this book should be compulsory reading for all scientists.Published on September 27, 2010 by Rick Ballan
Feyerabend is pretty good at updating books from beyond the mortal veil. Nonetheless, I am reading an older copy. It is really awesome. I agree with most other reviews. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by P. J. Rowan
I really have a good time in finding and reading "Against Method" and felt comfortable in 'anything goes' rationale.
I can't agree in call the author anarchism. Read more