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Paul Karl Feyerabend (1924 – 1994) was an Austrian-born philosopher of science.

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Why did Feyerabend criticize scientists like Feynman and Schwinger given his philosophy?

From a quick read of Wikipedia, I got the impression that Feyerabend's philosophy would suggest it's beneficial for scientists to ignore all philosophical prescriptions when practicing science. ...
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Did Paul Feyerabend ever develop some alternative, useful and viable philosophy of science? [duplicate]

I know he criticized Popper's critical rationalism as limited and dogmatic, but critical rationalism isn't like that, because critical rationalism does accept ideas which at first sound illogical and ...
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What is Feyerabend advocating when he says that science should be separate from the state just as the church is?

In the closing chapter of "Against Method", Feyerabend states that: "Science is neither a single tradition, nor the best tradition there is, except for people who have become accustomed to its ...
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Is Feyerabend confusing discovery and justification when he criticizes the scientific method?

I am reading Feyerabend's "Against Method", where he uses Copernicus's (and Galileo's confirmation) discovery of the fact that the Earth orbits around the Sun and other examples to show that ...
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Thoughts about Feyerabend [closed]

Feyerabend's ideas to me see to be a little scattered. On pg. 114 GS states that Feyerabend claims we should ignore principles or rules that may go wrong. We also learn on pg. 115 that for Feyerabend, ...
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Stronger evidence for Feyerabend's critique of self-consistency

Background Many physicists use 'reality cannot have a true paradox, only apparent ones in our theory' as a very common maximum and guide to theory checking. As with all universal rules, Paul ...
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Feyerabend's criticism against the fetishes of rationalism

Why does Fayerabend see observation terms, scientific method and fixed standards as fetishes of rationalism?