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Feyerabend's previous popular work, Against Method (1975), established him as an outspoken, controversial critic of the scientific and philosophical establishments. This collection of essays attacks what he considers to be the well-entrenched academic notions of "truth" and "fact." He believes that such rigid conceptions of realityillustrated in chapters on relativism, the early Greek philosophers, and the works of Aristotle, Galileo, Einstein, Popper, and othersdeprive Western culture of its diversity and creativity. His call for a "philosophy of cultural relativism" is a unique, provocative idea sure to stir debate. An important book for philosophy of science collections. Raymond Frey, Bergen Community Coll., Paramus, N.J.
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“An audacious thinker, a brilliant polemicist, an iconoclast.”—Publishers Weekly
“This is a lovely book. Feyerabend’s prose is sparkling and his writing is deeply learned.”—New Statesman
Paul Karl Feyerabend (1924-1994) was an Austrian-born philosopher of science who taught philosophy at UC Berkeley; he also wrote books such as Against Method, The Tyranny of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steven H Propp
Feyerabend speaks to us in a timeless way. He speaks the truth about our age and time.
He transcends run of the mill philosophy to point our the flaws in our world view.