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Against Method

by: Paul Karl Feyerabend

Publisher: Random House (1970)

$24.95

Staff Pick by comrade: B

Domain separations make actions uniform and negates the endless complexities for quantifiable historical process. This book argues that we should enter the world with no guarantee, and without devotion to isolated 'facts' mechanizing us to explanations for phenomena. What an unfree base base of reality!

PaulFeyerabend’sgloballyacclaimedwork,whichsparkedandcontinuestostimulatefiercedebate,examinesthedeficienciesofmanywidespreadideasaboutscientificprogressandthenatureofknowledge.Feyerabendarguesthatscientificadvancescanonlybeunderstoodinahistoricalcontext.Helooksatthewaythephilosophyofsciencehasconsistentlyoveremphasizedpracticeovermethod,andconsidersthepossibilitythatanarchismcouldreplacerationalisminthetheoryofknowledge.