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    DescriptionContemporary philosophy of science has paid close attention to the understanding of scientific practice, in contrast to the previous focus on scientific method. Paul Feyerabend's acclaimed work, which sparked controversy and continues to fuel fierce debate, shows the deficiencies of many widespread ideas about the nature of knowledge. He argues that the only feasible explanation of any scientific success is a historical account, and that anarchism must now replace rationalism in the theory of knowledge. This updated edition of this classic text contains a new foreword by Ian Hacking, a leading contemporary philosopher of science, who reflects on Feyerabend's life and personality as well as the continuing relevance of his work.


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    Title
    Against Method
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul K. Feyerabend
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844674428
    ISBN 10: 1844674428
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PDA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    DC22: 501
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16200
    Abridged Dewey: 501
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000
    LC classification: Q175 .F42 2010
    Thema V1.0: QDTK, PDA
    Edition
    4
    Edition statement
    4th
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    11 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    PAUL FEYERABEND was Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley, and Professor of the Philosophy of Science at the Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich. He died in 1994. His other books include Philosophical Papers and Farewell to Reason.
    Review quote
    Praise for Against Method A brilliant polemic.A" New Scientist A devastating attack on the claims of philosophy to legislate for scientific practice.A" New Society A powerful critique.A" London Review of Books Against Method is more than a book: it is an event.A" Archives de Philosophie Since it was first published in 1975, Against Method has followed Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery and Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions into becoming a classic text in the debate about scientific methodology and scientific reasoning.A" The Philosopher