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Farewell to Reason
Do we really need to force their children into schools to learn evolution and other irrelevant garbage that, essentially, is just another missionary ;aul 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 well notably the discussion of Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics, though it is interesting in itself.
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 razonn of life on another. Sema rated it really liked it Dec 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Published January 17th by Verso first published Feyerabend pqul famous for his purportedly anarchistic view of science and his rejection of the existence of universal methodological rules. Ryan Haczynski rated it liked it Jan 14, Much of the book suffers from this type of thoughtlessness toward the reader, and large sections on reyerabend philosophy of science are both very dated and incomprehensible.
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His major works include Against Method published inScience in a Lx Society published in and Farewell to Reason a collection of papers published in 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 pual other trappings of our modern “objective” civilization.
It’s the idea that there is no moral truth, and that “objectivity,” “rationality” and “progress” are phony constructs used primarily by Western people to undermine and destroy the diverse cultures and ways of life which existed in the pre-rational era or remain pre-rational today.
Originally published on my blog here in May 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.
Neither Popper nor Feyerabend seem terribly convincing to me; while it feyerabdnd obvious that not all scientific thought is uniform, most practising scientists have quite similar ideas about what they are trying to do. Karl Popper is singled out for criticism, but much of what is said would apply to anyone who contrasts “scientific thinking” with other modes of thought this is adiis done do dismiss feyerabene ideas.
Gould often said that there is no progress in evolution, and that no species is superior to any other.
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Vidar rated it really liked it Aug 04, 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 of societies and belief systems are allowed to flourish — without being browbeaten by intellectual elites, and forced into “rational” straight-jackets like free trade, growth economics, secular rason, liberalism, Marxism etc.
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 — Want to Read z.
Dolamroth rated it liked it Jan 18, Of course, this is where the modern inquisition, and the Popes of Objectivity, step in afios assert their right to force their “objective” views onto other people’s children.
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Jul 20, Simon Mcleish rated it really liked it. Trivia About Farewell to Reason.
Farewell to Reason by Paul Karl Feyerabend
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 So it’s a little like coming into a conversation halfway through, where you don’t have most of the background.
Phil rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Peter rated it really liked it Dec 31, Unfortunately, the reader of FTR has no idea what the original critics actually said. 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.
Return to Book Page. More political, but also less bright, than Against the Method. May 30, Rui Coelho rated it liked it.