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  Paul Feyerabend - Wikipedia
Paul Karl Feyerabend (Viena, 13 de enero de 1924 - Zurich, 11 de febrero de 1994) filósofo de la ciencia que a lo largo de su vida ha experimentado una evolución constante (popperiano, antirracionalista, empirista, antiempirista, antipositivista, relativista...), siempre con un alto grado de anarquismo y criterio crítico.
Feyerabend denuncia que, a pesar de ello, hay un esfuerzo continuo para encerrar el proceso científico dentro de los límites del racionalismo, de manera que un especialista acaba siendo una persona sometida voluntariamente a una serie de restricciones en su manera de pensar, de actuar e, incluso, de expresarse.
Feyerabend se apoya en Soren Kierkegaard y en diversos filósofos románticos y existencialistas para negar la racionalidad del mundo, o más bien la existencia de una Razón abstracta dominante.
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 Paul Feyerabend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Paul Karl Feyerabend (January 13, 1924 - February 11, 1994) was an Austrian-born philosopher of science, who later lived in England, the United States and New Zealand.
Feyerabend points out that to insist that new theories be consistent with old theories gives an unreasonable advantage to the older theory.
Feyerabend argues that in order to progress beyond Aristotelianism, Galileo had to make use of ad hoc hypothesis and alterations to the very language in which observations are made.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/paul_feyerabend   (1088 words)

 Paul Feyerabend's Choice for Freedom(Books and Culture): Johnson, Phillip
Feyerabend was the kind of professor who sometimes failed to show up for classes, who didn't want an office because he didn't want to hold regular office hours, and who was always flying off to give lectures somewhere else.
Feyerabend anticipated the obvious retort to this indictment, which is that science has earned its preeminence not by suppressing dissent but by discovering truth.
Feyerabend wanted to break the clerical monopoly by making room in scientific debates for persons who know about science "without being taken in by the ideology of science." That ideology is roughly the position the young Feyerabend advocated and then outgrew, whether it is called positivism, empiricism, naturalism, materialism, or scientific atheism.
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 Paul Feyerabend
Paul Feyerabend (b.1924, d.1994), having studied science at the University of Vienna, moved into philosophy for his doctoral thesis, made a name for himself both as an expositor and (later) as a critic of Karl Popper's “critical rationalism”, and went on to become one of this century's most famous philosophers of science.
Feyerabend was particularly keen to argue that it had not and could not be shown that this interpretation of the theory was a general panacea for the problems of microphysics, or that its defenders could justifiably believe it to be unassailable.
Feyerabend was still attached to “scientific” philosophy, and considered philosophy worthless unless it made a positive and quantifiable contribution to the growth of knowledge (which, of course, meant science).
setis.library.usyd.edu.au /stanford/entries/feyerabend   (16065 words)

 The Trial of Paul Feyerabend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Feyerabend claims that any method that has been specified for science can be found equally in astrology, magic, and so on and is therefore not unique to science and therefore cannot be used to explain the success of science.
Feyerabend accepts these and agrees that scientists have to be tenacious in relation to their theories and keep improving them as long as they can and not just ditch them at the first sign of counter-evidence.
Feyerabend is arguing that if one believes in the existence of a unique and universal set of rules that scientists must follow and that scientists have followed in the past, then the only rule that meets both demands is: anything goes.
www.sussex.ac.uk /Users/ssfb4/CMV/Lectures/Feyerabend/PKFTrial.htm   (9775 words)

 Learn more about Paul Feyerabend in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Paul Feyerabend (1924 - February 11, 1994) was an Austrian-born philosopher of science, who later lived in England, the United States and New Zealand.
Feyerabend argued that descriptions of the scientific method do not match how scientific discoveries have actually occurred in history.
He supported this position with detailed and meticulous examinations of the history of science, showing repeatedly how new theories came to be accepted not because of their accord with scientific method, but because their supporters made use of any trick- rational, rhetorical or ribald, in order to advance their cause.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/pa/paul_feyerabend.html   (580 words)

 For and Against Method - Imre Lakatos and Paul Feyerabend
Feyerabend was already a well-known philosopher of science by the time it first appeared in essay form (1970; the book version was published 1975), a one-time student and sometime follower of Karl Popper at the London School of Economics, and a lecturer (and then professor) at Berkeley since 1958.
As Feyerabend was fleshing out his anarchic ideas Lakatos suggested that Feyerabend collect his thoughts "against method" and Lakatos would write a reply, "for method." This book is very much the history of that debate between them, providing in the extensive correspondence a detailed history of the progress of Feyerabend's work and Lakatos' response.
From "Bertholt Brecht" (in the biographical section on Feyerabend) and "Redwig Courts-Mahler" to notions such as "kritischen Detrachtung" (in a passage where we find variations on a word both misspelt ("eingesschüchtert") and correctly spelled ("Einschüchterung")) this is the sort of thing that should not happen in a semi-scholarly volume such as this.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/lakatosi/fandam.htm   (1531 words)

 Paul K. Feyerabend
Feyerabend befasst sich vor allem mit Fragen der Wissenschaftstheorie, Erkenntnistheorie und den soziokulturellen Folgen der Wissenschaft.
Feyerabend überträgt in der kleinen Schrift Wissenschaft als Kunst (1984) die Kunsttheorie von Alois Riegl, der die Kunst als Produktion gleichberechtigter Stilformen versteht, auf die Wissenschaften.
Ebenso wie in der Kunst kann auch in der Wissenschaft nicht objektiv über den Wert eines Stils geurteilt werden.
www.philosophenlexikon.de /feyerab.htm   (471 words)

 Paul Feyerabend - netlexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Paul Feyerabend beginnt 1946 in Wien mit dem Studium von Theaterwissenschaft, Geschichte, Soziologie, Physik, Mathematik und Astronomie.
Genau in dieser Zeit stirbt Wittgenstein allerdings und Feyerabend entscheidet sich für eine Stelle bei Karl Popper.
Feyerabend fordert eine scharfe Trennung von Staat und Wissenschaft, darüber hinaus wandte er sich gegen einen Überlegenheitsanspruch von Experten und Wissenschaftlern.
www.lexikon-definition.de /Paul-Feyerabend.html   (740 words)

 Killing Time - Paul Feyerabend
Feyerabend's life seems to have been an often fun and wild ride and he conveys this well, though many significant details are missing.
Feyerabend acknowledges upfront (or would have us believe) that he kept no careful record of his life and threw away much of the documentation one usually preserves -- a family album thrown away "to make room for what I then thought were more important books", letters ("even from Nobel Prize winners"), and so on.
Feyerabend weaves his life together entertainingly, though there was such a fill of events that we are shown only some of it in greater detail.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/feyerpk/killtime.htm   (1060 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Against Method   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Feyerabend was probably the first philosopher of science who really stated that science as it is practised by scientists themselves is NOT an enterprise which can be strictly constructed or even fully described in any conventional methodical way such as the philosophies of positivism and even rationality or idealism for that matter propose.
Feyerabend's book is very entertaining given the radical and playfull nature of the man himself (see `Killing Time', his autobiography), nonetheless it is very well researched and his argument is solid.
Feyerabend goes much further and asserts that the context of justification is anarchic too, or rather that the traditional epistemic distinction is illusory.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Killing Time : The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Feyerabend gave voice to a radically democratic "epistemological anarchism:" he argued forcefully that there is not one way to knowledge, but many principled paths; not one truth or one rationality but different, competing pictures of the workings of the world.
Paul Feyerabend was not only an important thinker or philosopher, I was also an interesting human being.
Feyerabend is one of the rare philosophers who realized that, after all, a worthwile life is not one devoted to abstract thinking but one devoted to love.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Paul Feyerabend -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He writes that descriptions of the scientific method often do not match how scientific discoveries have actually occurred in history.
More recently Feyerabend took umbrage at this misunderstanding and mis-use of his work: "How can an enterprise {science} depend on culture in so many ways, and yet produce such solid results?
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www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/pa/Paul_Feyerabend   (258 words)

 Paul Feyerabend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Paul Feyerabend beginnt 1946 in Wien mit dem Studium (Theaterwissenschaften, Geschichte, Soziologie, Physik, Mathematik, Astronomie).
Feyerabend gilt zusammen mit Thomas_Samuel_Kuhn als Vertreter einer eher soziologisch orientierten relativistischen Wissenschaftstheorie.
Gipfelnd im Ausspruch "Anything goes" sah Feyerabend Wissenschaft, neben beispielsweise Religion oder Kunst, nur als eine von vielen Möglichkeiten, Erkenntnis zu gewinnen.
www.themensuche.de /Paul_Feyerabend.html   (201 words)

Paul Feyerabend (1924-1994) gehört zu den einflußreichsten Wissenschaftsphilosophen des 20.
Feyerabend first attempted a career on the theatre stage: as an actor and an opera singer.
In its natural limitations he CD transports a good sense in which Feyerabend remained a gifted performer after he had moved to the academic stage..." (Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach, Erkenntnis - an international journal of analytic philosophy, vol.
www.suppose.de /texte/feyerabendplaudereien.html   (245 words)

 Paul Feyerabend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Feyerabend gilt zusammen mit Thomas Samuel Kuhn als Vertreter einer eher soziologisch orientierten Wissenschaftstheorie.
Eine Wertigkeit verschiedener Zugänge Wahrheit war nach Feyerabend nicht möglich da Wahrheitszugänge untereinenader inkommensurabel seien.
Outline of an Anarchistic Theory Knowledge Frankfurt/M. Paul Feyerabend: Erkenntis für freie Menschen Frankfurt/M. Paul Feyerabend: Wissenschaft als Kunst Frankfurt/M. Weblinks
www.uni-protokolle.de /Lexikon/Paul_Feyerabend.html   (173 words)

 Three Dialogues on Knowledge (Paul Feyerabend)
In Three Dialogues on Knowledge Feyerabend presents his very idiosyncratic views on epistemology in an enthralling series of dialogues based on the Socratic model.
In the second and third dialogues Feyerabend talks with an anonymous interlocutor, giving a vivid presentation of his iconoclastic views on a whole range of subjects.
Fans of Against Method won't be disappointed, and for newcomers to Feyerabend Three Dialogues on Knowledge is just as good a place to start; Feyerabend should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of science.
www.dannyreviews.com /h/Three_Dialogues_on_Knowledge.html   (116 words)

 LookSmart - Paul Feyerabend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Paul Feyerabend - Find biographies, essays, and book reviews related to this philosopher of science.
Essay outlines the questions posed by philosopher Paul Feyerabend's theories of scientific knowledge.
Read excerpts from this famous text by 20th-century philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend.
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 Paul Feyerabend - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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Paul Feyerabend : Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names [home, info]
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 The Feyerabend Project
The Feyerabend Project is my attempt to repair the arena of software development and practice.
My event and invitation was to the kick-off for the Feyerabend Project.
The paper "The Design of Parallel Programming Languages" might be illustrative of the kinds of thinking that could go into the Feyerabend Project.
www.dreamsongs.com /Feyerabend/Feyerabend.html   (915 words)

 Feyerabend, Paul K. - The Society and Culture Beat - SearchBeat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Feyerabend, Paul K. The Society and Culture Beat - SearchBeat.com
The Feyerabend Forum - Discussion forum and resource page.
Paul Feyerabend - Biographical and expository essay from the Stanford Encyclopedia, by John Preston.
www.searchbeat.com /Society/Philosophy/Philosophers/Feyerabend,PaulK   (83 words)

 Philosophical Dictionary: Fact-Feynman
An outspoken opponent of Popper's philosophy of science, Feyerabend argued in
Thus, Feyerabend defended cultural pluralism and "scientific anarchism" in
The Worst Enemy of Science: Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend
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