Against Method

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Contemporary philosophy of science has paid close attention to the understanding of scientific practice, in contrast to the previous focus on scientific method. This updated edition of Paul Feyerabend’s acclaimed work shows the deficiencies of many widespread ideas about the nature of knowledge.

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Paul Feyerabend’s globally acclaimed work, which sparked and continues to stimulate fierce debate, examines the deficiencies of many widespread ideas about scientific progress and the nature of knowledge. Feyerabend argues that scientific advances can only be understood in a historical context. He looks at the way the philosophy of science has consistently overemphasized practice over method, and considers the possibility that anarchism could replace rationalism in the theory of knowledge.

This updated edition of the classic text includes a new introduction by Ian Hacking, one of the most important contemporary philosophers of science. Hacking reflects on both Feyerabend’s life and personality as well as the broader significance of the book for current discussions.

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Weight0.318 kg
Dimensions21.1 × 14 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

296

Language

English

Edition

4th edition

Dewey

501 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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