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Yes, we could send the Indio children to school, and teach them evolution — instead of the silly, primitive, religious beliefs which dog their parents — along with all the other trappings of our modern “objective” civilization. To ask other readers questions about Farewell to Reasonplease sign up. Trivia About Farewell to Reason. His major works include Against Method published inScience in a Free Society published in and Farewell to Reason a collection of papers rqzon in His major works include Against Method adioe 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, where he worked for three decades — These differ in details such as the precise relationship between theory, experiment and whatever may count as underlying realitybut then philosophy does not interest many and certainly there are few who would let it affect their work.
Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend
Karl Popper is singled out for criticism, but much of what is said would apply to anyone who contrasts “scientific feyerabfnd with other modes of thought this is usually done do dismiss religious ideas. Trip rated it really liked it Jun 02, Dolamroth rated it liked it Jan 18, He is an influential figure in the philosophy of science, and also in the sociology of scientific knowledge.
May 30, Rui Coelho rated it liked it. As the money and administrative side of scientific research grow every larger, it is more and more difficult to be a successful, rather than starving iconoclast.
Aug 30, Kevin K rated it really liked it Shelves: Neither Popper nor Feyerabend seem terribly convincing to me; while it is obvious that not all scientific thought is uniform, most practising scientists have quite similar ideas about what they are trying to do. As Feyerabend eloquently puts it, “The pygmies, for example, or the Mindoro of the Philippines, do not want equal rights — they just want to be left alone.
Nevertheless, the first and last essays of FTR rate fazon stars in my opinion.
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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. Zyxtmurf rated it really liked it Jul 23, Dec 11, Fatih A. Daniel Guzman rated it really liked it Sep 15, Dana Jalobeanu rated it it was amazing Dec 28, That is, there is nothing wrong with a community of people deciding, through democratic principles, that they want to live a Biblically structured life, and teach their children Creationism.
Paolo Sala rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Do we really need 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?
Want to Read saving…. Unfortunately, the reader of FTR has no idea what the original critics actually said. 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.
Feyerabend deploys similar arguments in the field of human culture. feerabend
Farewell to Reason
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. Whereas our supposedly advanced society is destroying our environment, and not meeting our spiritual needs!
Sema rated it really liked it Dec 15, Unfortunately, the reader of This is a hard book for me to rate. The rhetorical style of Feyerabend’s argument, his use of Galileo as a paradigm of scientific method, and the use of counter examples from areas not always regarded as scientific such as economics are faults common to both. Roy rated it liked it Sep 09, Phil rated it it was amazing Jun 23,