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Lukas Szrot rated it it was amazing Jun 16, So, at least, his very disrespectful remarks to all universities are, at best, very disgraceful, due to the fact that the contemporary world would need to conciliate his views, not within a rational system closed upon itself, but rather with critical thought.
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Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend
Sema rated it really liked it Dec 15, That is, there is nothing wrong with a community of people deciding, through democratic principles, that they want to live feyerabene Biblically structured life, and teach their children Creationism. Unfortunately, the reader of This is a hard book for me to rate.
His major works include Against Method publis Paul Karl Feyerabend was an Austrian-born philosopher of science best known for his work as a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked for three decades — As the money and administrative side of scientific research grow every larger, it is more and more difficult to be a successful, rather than starving iconoclast. Feyerabend’s program perhaps it would be better to call it an “anti-program” is to allow total pluralism and self-determination where all sorts of societies and belief systems are allowed to flourish — without being browbeaten by intellectual elites, and forced into “rational” straight-jackets like free trade, growth economics, secular humanism, liberalism, Marxism etc.
May 30, Rui Coelho rated it liked it. Dolamroth rated it liked it Jan 18, Aug 30, Kevin K rated it really liked it Shelves: Audrey rated it liked it Jul 14, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But translate this behavior to a society more fashionable than feyeragend Christians like, say, Indios living in the Amazon. Trivia About Farewell to Reason.
And in today’s America that seems perfectly normal. Refresh and try again. This is a hard book for me to rate. These differ in details such as the precise relationship between theory, experiment and whatever may count as underlying realitybut then philosophy does not interest many and certainly there are few who would let it affect their work.
His major works include Against Method published inScience in a Free Society published in and Farewell to Reason a collection of papers published in Daniel Guzman rated it really liked it Sep 15, Among today’s armies of moral crusaders, it’s hard to find a genuine defender of relativism, and Feyerabend is one of the best.
Farewell to Reason has some brilliant, life-changing material in it well, at least it had a big impact on my life and thinkingand is well worth reading — just don’t be hesitant to skim over the chaff. For all their variety in theme and occasion, the essays in this book share a consistent philosophical purpose. Phil rated it it was amazing Jun 23, So it’s a little like coming into a conversation halfway through, where you don’t have most of the background.
Alex rated it really liked it Oct 02, As Feyerabend eloquently puts it, “The pygmies, for example, or the Mindoro of the Philippines, do not want equal rights — they just want to be left alone.
Dec 11, Fatih A. More political, but also less bright, than Against the Method.
Farewell to Reason
Jul 20, Simon Mcleish rated it really liked it. Vidar rated it really liked it Aug 04, Sam rated it liked it Feb 21, The essays pick on the same kinds of targets as Feyerabend’s book Against Methodand attack the idea that science is a unified whole, with a single overriding method. Do we really need to force their children into schools to learn evolution and other irrelevant garbage that, essentially, is just another missionary White man’s religion to be addios down their throats like Christianity?