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Phil rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Essentially, his point is that no culture is superior to any other, and thus there is no reason for one culture to impose its views or ways of life on another.
Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend. For science to have a religious orthodoxy of this kind is a bad thing, and we need people like Feyerabend to continually attack its genesis. To ask other readers questions about Farewell to Reasonplease sign up. Dolamroth rated it liked it Jan 18, Farewell to Reason has some brilliant, life-changing material in it well, at least it had a big impact on my life and thinkingand is well worth reading — just don’t be hesitant to skim over the chaff.
Ryan Haczynski rated it liked it Jan 14, Daniel Guzman rated it really liked it Sep 15, That is, there is nothing raxon with a community of people deciding, through democratic principles, that they want to live a Biblically structured life, and teach their children Creationism. The most interesting new point is part of the essay on Galileo and the church, in which Feyerabend parallels the attitude of Catholic cardinals then and the scientific establishment today.
Species are wdios adapted in various degrees to their environment. Farewell to Reason is a collection of essays on the subject of relativism.
Farewell to Reason
Paolo Sala rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Paperbackpages. Roy rated it liked it Sep 09, So, at least, his very disrespectful remarks to all universities are, at best, very disgraceful, due to the fact that the contemporary world would need to conciliate his views, not within a rational system closed upon itself, but rather with critical thought.
Though they were rewritten for inclusion in this volume, their independent origin still shows in a certain repetitiveness and in disparity of content – some are far more concentrated on a single theme than others for example, some are criticisms of particular writers.
Feyerabend’s program perhaps it would be better to call it an “anti-program” is to allow total pluralism and self-determination where all sorts feyeraben societies and belief systems are allowed to flourish — without being browbeaten by intellectual elites, and forced pal “rational” straight-jackets like free trade, growth economics, secular humanism, liberalism, Marxism etc.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As Feyerabend eloquently puts it, “The pygmies, for example, or the Mindoro of the Philippines, do not want equal rights — they just aadios to be left alone.
The appeal to reason, he insists, is empty, and must be replaced by a notion of science that feyerbaend it to the needs of citizens and communities. Do we really addios to force their children into schools to learn evolution and other irrelevant garbage that, essentially, is just another missionary White man’s religion to be rammed down their throats like Christianity?
The essay form adds new problems, and some parts do not fit into the whole terribly zdios notably the discussion of Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics, though it is interesting in itself.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Indeed, this could never be achieved, since all we born in a cultural-biased world vision; in fact, he is trying to make his point, without considering others and obliterating the very culture path he eventually was trying to stand up for.
Feyerabedn 30, Rui Coelho rated it liked it. Feyerabend became famous for his purportedly anarchistic view of science and his rejection of the existence of universal methodological rules.
Gould often said that there is no progress in evolution, and that no species is superior to any other. On the one hand, when I first read parts of Farewell to Reason in the late ’90s, I was electrified by it.
These differ in details such as the precise relationship between theory, experiment and feyerahend may count as underlying realitybut then philosophy does not interest many and certainly there are few who would let it affect their work.
Lists with This Book. The essays pick on the same kinds of targets as Feyerabend’s book Against Methodand attack the idea that Originally published on my blog here in May Vidar rated it really liked it Aug 04, Feyerabend deploys similar arguments in the field of human culture. He is an influential figure in the philosophy of science, and also in the sociology of scientific knowledge. The essays pick on the same kinds of targets as Feyerabend’s book Against Methodand attack the idea that science is a unified whole, with a single overriding method.
For all their variety in theme and occasion, the essays in this book share a gazon philosophical purpose.
Trip rated it really liked it Jun 02, Much of the book suffers from this type of thoughtlessness toward the reader, and large sections on the philosophy of science are both very dated and incomprehensible. Aug 30, Kevin K rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend
The rhetorical style of Feyerabend’s argument, his use of Galileo as a apul of scientific method, and the use of counter examples from areas not always regarded as scientific such as economics are faults common to both. Trivia About Farewell to Reason.
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