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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Product details Paperback Publisher: And don’t let yourself be ideologized by anything, not even science. This is a challenging book to review. I have eyes, thank you. Feyerabend thought that a pluralistic society should be protected from being influenced too much by science, just as it is protected from other ideologies.

Sometimes, entire pages seem to have been machine-translated from German, to which Feyerabend added Greek and Latin quotes, and cites ten different philosophers and forgotten authors to make the confusion complete.

To help sign-post what’s significant and what isn’t along the way, the author has also relied heavily on italics, but this doesn’t really work either — if it isn’t obvious what’s relevant and what isn’t feterabend the content itself, then what’s been produced just needs rewriting. Find it on Scholar.

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On a feyerbaend abstract level, one that I think Feyerabend would appreciate, is that we should approach all polemics and theories understanding that they are generated through the auspices cobtra their own consistency and meaning.

He argues that the only feasible explanations of scienti Modern mdtodo of science has paid great attention to the understanding of scientific ‘practice’, in contrast to concentration on scientific ‘method’. So again, it’s not so much that he doubts feyerzbend science works, he doubts that it owes its success only to rationalistic methods and rules. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Getting down to the main positions Feyerabend takes in this work it’s easy to sum them up pretty briefly: Before such theories were articulated, Galileo had to make use of ad hoc methods and proceed counterinductively.


First of all, there is a tendency to describe science’s methods in a pedestal by describing what ought to happen instead of what’s happening. The worst part is that Feyerabend is obviously teasing you a lot of the time: The withdrawal of philosophy into a “professional” shell of its own has had disastrous consequences.

After all, why should a newer point-of-view be stymied by older problems which, at any rate, only make sense in the abandoned context and which look silly and unnatural now?

Since scientific points of view do not arise from using a universal method which guarantees high quality conclusions, he thought that there is no justification for valuing scientific claims over eo by other ideologies like religions.

A wise scientist will then challenge the theory and assert something new, and when science fails to accomodate new facts it becomes stagnant and stifles progress. For instance, in the time of Galileooptical theory could not account for phenomena that were observed by means of telescopes.

He shows with many examples although Galileo dominates the book that there is a huge difference between those two. The way his philosophy in general and this book in particular have been set up can be interpreted in different ways.

Is it not possible that an objective approach that frowns upon personal connections between the entities examined will harm cohtra, turn them into miserable, unfriendly, self-righteous mechanisms without charm or humour? But I can geek out and get excited about the implications for mad scientists.


His major works include Against Method published jetodoScience in a Free Society published in and Farewell to Reason a collection of papers published in Feyerabend quotes extensively from a multitude of authors that I know poorly or not at all, including philosophers of science Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos, Carnap, Cintraother philosophers Protagoras, Aristotle, Plato, Kant, Heidegger, Marx, Leninscientists, most of whom he claims to have read in the original Galileo, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Newton, Einstein, Bohr and classical literature Homer, also in the original.

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

The fact so many people believe this is more frightening to me than Donald Trump being president, and I’m pretty frightened by that. Instead of keeping science confined in its own little community Feyerabend breaks boundaries and intertwines disciplines. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Most books that attempt metoo do so simply end up pandering to their already faithful disciples just how many evangelicals do you think have read The Gold Delusion?

He only wishes that we set ourselves free of the chains by which we adhere to an image of what good science ought to look like so that we can do better science. Analytic philosophy [1] Epistemological anarchism. I don’t want to be overly paternalistic, but I am concerned that opening the door to thinking in these ways is more likely feyeerabend be damaging than productive.