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Paolo Sala rated it it was amazing Feb 24, 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. Aug 30, Kevin K rated it really liked it Shelves: There are pauo discussion topics on this book yet.
Farewell to Reason
His major works include Against Method published inScience in a Free Society published in and Farewell to Reason a collection of papers published in Paperbackpages. The rhetorical style of Feyerabend’s argument, his use of Galileo as a paradigm of scientific method, and the use of counter examples from areas not always regarded as scientific such as economics are faults common to both. So it’s a little like coming into a conversation halfway through, where you don’t have most of the background.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. Karl Popper is singled out for criticism, but much of what is said would apply to anyone who contrasts “scientific thinking” with other modes of thought this is usually done do dismiss religious ideas. And in today’s America that seems perfectly normal.
It opened my mind to a whole new way of adis at the world Feyerabend’s relativism which I have subscribed to ever since. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Peter rated it really liked it Dec 31, The essay form adds new problems, and some parts do not fit into the whole terribly well notably the discussion of Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics, though it is interesting in itself. Farewell to Reason is a collection feyerabenf essays on the subject of relativism.
Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend
The most interesting new point is part of the essay on Galileo and the church, in which Feyerabend parallels the attitude of Catholic cardinals then and the scientific establishment today. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book.
Much of the book suffers from this type of thoughtlessness toward the reader, and large sections on the philosophy of science are both very dated and incomprehensible. Quotes from Farewell to Reason. Dolamroth rated it liked it Jan 18, Want to Read saving….
Adios a la Razon (English, Spanish, Paperback)
So, at least, his feeyrabend 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. Indeed, this could never be achieved, since all we born in a cultural-biased world vision; in fact, he is trying to make his point, without considering others and obliterating the very culture path he eventually was trying to stand up for.
Mike Rot rated it really liked it Aug 04, Return to Book Page. Unfortunately, the reader of Efyerabend has no idea what the original critics actually said. May 30, Rui Coelho rated it liked it.
The appeal to reason, he insists, is empty, and must be replaced by a notion of science that subordinates it to the needs of citizens and communities. Ryan Haczynski rated it liked feyeraebnd Jan 14, Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend.
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. On the one hand, when I first read parts of Farewell to Reason in the late ’90s, I was electrified by it.
For science to have a religious orthodoxy of this kind is a bad thing, and we need people feysrabend Feyerabend to continually attack its genesis.