Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend New edition
By (author) Paul K. Feyerabend
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Killing Time by Paul K. Feyerabend
Book DescriptionFinished only weeks before his death in 1994, this autobiography traces the trajectory that led Feyerabend from an isolated, lower-middle-class childhood in Vienna to the height of international academic success as one of this century's most influential intellectuals. He writes of his experience in the German army on the Russian front, where three bullets left him crippled, impotent, and in lifelong pain. He recalls his promising talent as an operatic tenor (a lifelong passion), his encounters with everyone from Martin Buber to Bertolt Brecht, innumerable love affairs, four marriages, and a career so rich he once held tenured positions at four universities at the same time. Although not written as an intellectual autobiography, "Killing Time" sketches the people, ideas, and conflicts of 60 years. Feyerabend writes frankly of complicated relationships with his mentor Karl Popper and his friend and frequent opponent Imre Lakatos, and his reactions to a growing reputation as the "worst enemy of science."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226245324
(215mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul K. Feyerabend
Philosophy of Nature, Hardback (May 2016)
Philosopher, physicist, and anarchist Paul Feyerabend was one of the most unconventional scholars of his time. His book Against Method has become a modern classic.
Physics and Philosophy, Hardback (September 2015)
First comprehensive collection of Feyerabend's philosophy of quantum physics, the hotbed of all key issues of his most debated ideas.
Tyranny of Science, Hardback (April 2011)
* Feyerabend was one of the most important philosophers of science of the second half of the 20th century. His most famous book, Against Method, was an international bestseller that sold hundreds of thousands of copies. * This book is based on one of the last texts he wrote, shortly before he died in 1994.
Against Method, Paperback (April 2010)» View all books by Paul K. Feyerabend
Contemporary philosophy of science has paid close attention to the understanding of scientific practice, in contrast to the previous focus on scientific method. This work shows the deficiencies of many widespread ideas about the nature of knowledge. It argues that the only feasible explanation of any scientific success is a historical account.
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