Tratado Contra El Metodo by Paul K Feyerabend, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Tratado contra el método: esquema de una teoría anarquista del voice in the philosophy of science, Paul K. Feyerabend was born and educated in Vienna. 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, .

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And he shows how great scientists may use non-rational techniques of argument and persuasion to effectively advocate for their positions in ways that are more familiar in lawyers and politicians than in scientists.

“Contra el método. Esquema de una teoría anarquista del conocimiento” de Paul K. Feyerabend

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Feyerabenf Rank: My best reading experiences are ones that give me the pleasure of well presented new ideas when I am reading, get me thinking about my own ideas in the subject area of the book and in related fields, stimulate further areas of reading and inquiry and then linger with me after I finish reading them.

In this period he got into the habit of frequent reading, developed an interest in theatre, and started singing lessons.

Since this does not happen, Aristotelians thought that it was evident that the earth did not move. The third edition of this classic text contains a new preface and additional reflections at various points cpntra which the author takes account both of recent debates on science and on the impact of scientific products and practices on the human community.

A lot of my thought on this has come from how debates about science and religion have been going of late. Philosophy of scienceepistemologypolitical philosophy. This article possibly contains original research.


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London School of Economics. When Sam Harris refers to religions as “failed sciences” this not only shows an alarming ignorance ceyerabend what religion is, but an alarming ignorance of what science is. Instead of the close connection between ideas of rationality and scientific method on which many thinkers would base their understanding of science on, Feyerabend points out contradictory and irrational ideas, to his mind not just part of science but at its very core.

Feyerwbend lists his main points in Ch. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. That the entire procedure of science is one of self promotion through the modality of whatever science they are using more than anything else. Only because the new idea was presented with charm, humor, thinly or not so thinly veiled non sequiturs and what it symbolized.

But I can geek out and get excited about the implications for mad scientists. Its verdict against Galileo was rational and just, and revisionism can be legitimized solely for motives of political opportunism. As a consequence he needed to walk with a stick for the rest of his life and frequently experienced severe pain.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Feyerabend described science as being essentially anarchistic, fejerabend with its own mythology, and as making claims to truth well beyond its actual capacity.

To use him as the principal prop on which to base an attack on the scientific method does not make the attack significantly more convincing, particularly as Feyerabend occasionally tends to follow Galileo into propaganda.

This is might not seem fair except that in Feyerabend’s case his project is explicitly political — he calls himself an “epistemological anarchist” yet, weirdly for a self-professed anarchist, seems to value JS Mill above any other philosopher. The old terms describe something different from the new ones.

Jun 22, S. GenolierVaudSwitzerland. It’s too soon after completing this book to know about the lingering part, but it passed all of the other tests. There’s no set of unwavering and indubitable rules or methods that science metofo utilizes in practice; Scientific theories are often incommensurable in that they are composed of fundamentally different concepts that are not reducible to a common measure; Science as a whole has unduly been given a special status in society that it does not deserve, and it’s just another ideology and contrw consequently be separated from the state like religion.


And I am convinced he is right on this although I have only read the “orthodox” story of Galileo and not one that specifically tries to counter Feyerabend’s claims.

The problem I see here is that tossing out rationality or allowing political interference may have good results in a few situations, but those situations are rare. A good unification theory, then, offers unprecedented predictions that only make sense in the context of a new theory.

His anti-positivist arguments are made with care and humor. Before such theories were articulated, Galileo had to make use of ad hoc methods and proceed counterinductively.

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There are myths, there are the dogmas of theology, there is metaphysics, and there are many other ways of ffeyerabend a world-view. Even if you don’t agree with Feyerabend, even if you think him an idiot, the point is to keep an open mind. Myths work and explain the world in a good enough way, but they are not facts. Science alone [this is sarcasm, here] gives us a useful astronomy, an effective medicine, a trustworthy technology.