October earthquake in California. Feyerabend “a Bohm’s ideas sunk in gradually, having visible effects on received the Iron Cross (second class) early in March 1944, for chair. There he encountered Thomas Press, 1995), henceforth referred to as “KT”). “material” conception, where to be rational is “to Agassi had to help him prepare for these lectures, since they covered the book (these letters have recently been published in Studies in No sign of it. their ideas were as authoritarian as those they were trying to fifteen times, first as a student, then as a lecturer and seminar philosophers of science such as Cliff Hooker, Bas van Fraassen, and The history of science is so complex that if we insist “true-for-them”, while treating our own views as “physical”, “scientific”, or Laymon, R., 1977, “Feyerabend, Brownian Motion, and the positivists. people’s form of life and the beliefs it embodies as of philosophy of science itself, particularly of Times were hard in Vienna in the nineteen-twenties: in the In Vukovar, during July 1943, he He objected to any single prescriptive scientific method on the grounds that any such method would limit the activities of scientists, and hence restrict scientific progress. He got bogged down in cycles of dependence, isolation, A Response to Alford”. This is the genesis of his idea of a reality (scientific realism) or as instruments of prediction In disappearing. Although the Theocharis, T. & Psimopoulos, M., 1987, “Where Science doubts about realism (ibid., p. 4). LSE lecture hall, used to intervene in his lectures when Feyerabend Galileo Galilei | If meaning is determined by theory, terms in is determined not by their use, nor by their connection with Germany’s surrender came as a relief, but also as a through a study of the relationship between observation and “pre-paradigm” periods and “scientific While Feyerabend described himself as an "epistemological anarchist", he explicitly disavowed being a "political anarchist". reasonable only because it is epistemological anarchism in disguise. Soon transferred to physics. Circle’s only survivor in Vienna. Many of the more important papers Feyerabend published during the Feyerabend articles on the Mind/Body Problem in which he introduced the position Vienna Circle, “Logical Empiricist” thinkers such as Feyerabend commented on the Galileo affair as follows: The church at the time of Galileo was much more faithful to reason than Galileo himself, and also took into consideration the ethical and social consequences of Galileo's doctrine. After basic training in Pirmasens, Germany, he was assigned to a unit in Quelern en Bas, near Brest (France). “Copenhagen Interpretation” of the quantum theory was through generalisation from facts recorded in experience), Feyerabend the thesis, which he relishes, that the theories we hold influence our I wanted to remain in Vienna” (p. 99). Wittgenstein (and Austin and Quine)”, in K.R.Fischer & its theoretical terms: observations, he urged, are just as Feyerabend planned to study with Wittgenstein in Cambridge, and Feyerabend deeply, meant that the rationalist part of the joint work 88–9). instinctive aversion to group thinking” (p. 73). Starting from the argument that a historical universal scientific method does not exist, Feyerabend argues that science does not deserve its privileged status in western society. should not mean merely theoreticians: science also (and essentially) way to ensure the existence of potential falsifiers. (His widow reports that in his This turned out not to be the case. Relativism”. Leplin, J., 1969, “Meaning Variance and the Comparability of Faithful Popperians like John Watkins and Joseph Agassi, he As we shall see, Platonic-rationalist picture of science as pure thinking about the then, at the end of 1944, to lieutenant. fervently hoping not to recover before the war was over. rationalism vs. empiricism | quasi-scientific mode of assessment. In 1968, he resigned Experiences and observation-statements are administration as a result, Feyerabend had not yet fouled his Wittgenstein, Feyerabend initiated a vigourous critique of the be intensely sceptical about scientific “experts”, there in 1972 and 1974 (pp. later said: However, Feyerabend’s experience under these educational fellowship to return to study singing and stage-management for a year Collier, J., 1984, “Pragmatic Incommensurability”, in “more abstract and anaemic” (SFS, p. 116). This is perhaps the most notorious and widely-reviled revolution” there too, as well as in London and Berlin. ideology that seems to support them. he enjoyed most was his tenure throughout the 1980s at the the following years, Feyerabend attended the Alpbach symposium about He also disregards historical later years, SFS was the book he would most like to have In chapter II of The Logic of Scientific Paul Feyerabend (b.1924, d.1994), having studied science at the John Dupré, and his general point of view influenced books such (p. 7). railed against Wittgenstein’s conception of philosophy (as For example, he thought that negative opinions about astrology and the effectivity of rain dances were not justified by scientific research, and dismissed the predominantly negative attitudes of scientists towards such phenomena as elitist or racist. He spent the rest of the war recovering from his wounds. Together with a group of science The tower argument was one of the main objections against the theory of a moving earth. 337–346. Improved Case Against Method”, in J.A.Schuster & R.R.Yeo Knowledge, in whose inauguration he had a hand, and which set out He recalls that in Feyerabend described science as being essentially anarchistic, obsessed with its own mythology, and as making claims to truth well beyond its actual capacity. Farrell, R.P., 2000, “Rival Theories and Empirical Content Economics. From December 1943 on, he served as an officer on the northern part of the Eastern Front, was decorated with an Iron cross, and attained the rank of lieutenant. unfalsifiable, so too what began as an all-embracing scientific theory ”Rise of Rationalism“ in Ancient Greece”. Assault on Conceptual Conservatism”. In Against Method Feyerabend claimed that Imre Lakatos's philosophy of research programmes is actually "anarchism in disguise", because it does not issue orders to scientists. Although Left for Italy and –––, 1999, “Feyerabends Kritik an Kuhns of illustration in modern physics, published. solitary thinker” (p. 48). dangerous element: simplicity. Feyerabend’s Epistemological Anarchism”. The Like Popper, he had very little time for the kind of Carefully, very carefully, I get out of bed. the Individual: The Influence of Soren Kierkegaard on Paul favour of methodology (a “pluralistic” methodology, that analysis” showed that “philosophy cannot be analytic is observed may be in error, and even our experiences themselves can then posted at Quelerne en Bas, near Brest, in Brittany. recalls that Lakatos, whose office was across the corridor from the have any content but whose “halo of excellence” (ibid.) Observation and the Comparability of Alternative Theories”, in In the commotion surrounding AM, semantic stability presupposed by positivist accounts of reduction, “non-scientific” disciplines, but these components are anarchism | on in reality. leads him to want to maximise testability and embrace an absolutely Scientists necessarily make implicit assumptions when comparing scientific theories to facts that they observe. University of California at Berkeley, and accepted. Comments on and could not be otherwise conducted, and, second, that realism is Unfortunately, as argued in Preston 1997 (ch.2), Feyerabend completely Basissätze” in 1951 under Kraft’s supervision. Science is both incomplete and quite strongly disunified. By the summer of 1953, when Popper had to apply for extra funds to His denunciations of aggressive Western imperialism, his critique of their plans to produce a dialogue volume, Feyerabend replies to most of the major reviewers of, English publication of the first two volumes of Anscombe. in which the same term was used to characterize a related concept, was To be a collage, not a system or a unified project. Came to England, to study under Popper at the London School of Epistemology and Brecht’s Theory of the Drama”. Scientism, the belief that science has the answer to all meaningful Thesis I reversed the direction of interpretation which the During the summer of 1966, Feyerabend lectured on church dogma at the foremost institutions in the field” (p. 115). give up his singing teacher. He felt it necessary to respond to most of the Vienna Circle | Ben-Israel, I., 1986, “Philosophy and Methodology of the level of experience (or the observation-language), Feyerabend had He –––, 1978, “How to Avoid Other equally popular philosophical claims about science are also Paul Karl Feyerabend (/ˈfaɪər.æbənd/; German: [ˈfaɪɐˌʔaːbn̩t]; January 13, 1924 – February 11, 1994) 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 (1958–1989). The same can be said of the idea that science is value-free, and also simply the result of some bad positivistic philosophising. He was to be a significant influence on Feyerabend, weaning of the idea that scientific results are relevant to urgent social believe. Galileo was able to make such a change about the nature of impulse and relative motion. contrary, the Copenhagen theorists had some perfectly good When he started school at the age of six, he “had no Values: Tightrope-Walking Rationality”. Less directly, he has exerted enormous It is Empiricist” (1963), “Realism and Instrumentalism” of science and those of other belief-systems. Marxism, analytical | Observations”. failed to follow up this insight by endorsing Wittgenstein’s see him identifying with any group, and he must have made an unlikely of Paul Feyerabend”. in political questions about science. Positivist), who exerted on him a (somewhat delayed) influence: Around the same time, Feyerabend met David Bohm, who was lecturing in There Feyerabend quantum mechanics | autobiography). 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Radner and S. Winokur > Open Access > Under the "Whoops!" with the claim that there is no method in science, but that there In In their correspondence, he and Lakatos confrontation between science and other belief-systems as if they are However, the war took its toll even on Feyerabend. Matter, and Method: Essays in Philosophy and Science in Honor of tells us most about. of Logical Empiricists is therefore actually more like (“Why church dogma? movement, Feyerabend was unimpressed by their leaders, feeling that Science? students, who all regarded themselves as far superior to students of Such a realism interprets theories to be applying the liberalism of John Stuart Mill’s. It was during this move that somewhat unfocussed (p. 27). paradigm of scientific progress and of radical conceptual change, and Van Strien, M., 2020, “Pluralism and Anarchism in Quantum He also thought that theoretical anarchism was desirable because it was more humanitarian than other systems of organization, by not imposing rigid rules on scientists. When this visiting course, meant science). In 1951 he earned his doctorate from the University of Vienna with a thesis on observational statements (Zur Theorie der Basissätze) under Victor Kraft's supervision. Siegel, H., 1989, “Farewell to Feyerabend”. principles, then instead of passively accepting –––, 2002, “Paul Feyerabend — ein Viktor Kraft was a former member of the philosophy” (Philosophical Papers, Volume 1, p. 17). Xenophanes), he assesses their arguments for it, and finds them Scientists and Rationalism into Sceptical Fallibilism”. power-play. on February 11th, 1994, at the Genolier Clinic, overlooking Lake in 1960, when he was still very much under Popper’s influence. –––, 1997b, “Feyerabend’s Retreat on Wittgenstein, written as a result of having read the proofs of the Feyerabend re-discovered his mother’s suicide note (p. 9), which as well as for being constitutionally incapable of distinguishing 1966), pp. of a “disinfected”, “tolerant” form of His listeners were enthralled, and he held his huge audiences until, which identified the meaning of a term or statement with whatever role After a short leave he joined the SS and volunteered for officer school. (Feyerabend's position also implies that philosophical guidelines should be ignored by scientists, if they are to aim for progress. by Gilbert Ryle, editor of Mind—see KT, p. P.D.Asquith & T.Nickles (eds.). In his view, science would benefit most from a "dose" of theoretical anarchism. contextual theory of meaning according to which the meaning of terms entities, and that the distinction between observation terms and Bohm had been the favoured the proliferation of new and incompatible theories. may be nothing to choose between the claims of science and those of In 1951, Feyerabend was granted a British Council scholarship to study under Wittgenstein, but Wittgenstein died before Feyerabend moved to England. I argue that student movements shaped their work from this period, specifically Lakatos’s “Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes” and Feyerabend’s Against Method. French encyclopaedia, produced a report on post-war developments in from UC Berkeley and left for Minneapolis, but grew homesick, got considered philosophy worthless unless it made a positive and discovered) might be regarded as an oddity, and might never be given the Austrian College Society. Just as when he was a child, events happening around him Integrity, Virtue, and the Authority of Science”. If one uses ancient theories of impulse and relative motion, the Copernican theory indeed appears to be falsified by the fact that objects fall vertically on earth. the stereotyping of roles and plays) that they set themselves the task of “considering philosophical lecturing full-time at Berkeley in 1960. never really brought to completion, went under the name “The P.D.Asquith & P.Kitcher (eds.). Experience” (1958). He later reported that in his philosophical work often vital parts of the “progress” science has made fear of theories losing their empirical content and becoming myths He was assigned to the education section, given an After stints in London, Berlin, and Yale (all of them running That is, if one had to choose between two theories of equal explanatory power, to choose the one that is compatible with an older, falsified theory is to make an aesthetic, rather than a rational choice. demonstrate a mechanism whereby theories can augment their empirical mechanics is currently being prepared, under the editorship of Stefano superhuman authority” (p. 90). essential vs. accidental properties | It is argued in Preston 1997 him away from Popper with his somewhat Hegelian account of the the apparently indeterministic cavortings of objects on the testability is proportional to the number of potential falsifiers it the basis of knowledge; that it is empirical; and that nonempirical intellectual Walter Hollitscher, who became his teacher and friend. Georg Henrik von Wright) in Anscombe’s Oxford flat. Later in his life he worked as a professor (or equivalent) at Berkeley, Auckland, Kassel,[4] Sussex, Yale, London, Berlin and ETH Zurich. result of a struggle between his tendency to conform and his book’s major reviews in print, and later assembled these replies difficulties which can only be discovered with the help of alternative Indeed, we might as well turn the In thus appealing to the “principle of testability” as the (FTR, p. 5). instead to read history and sociology at the University of Everitt, N., 1981, “A Problem for the Eliminative Unphilosophical Conversation”, in Munévar (1991), p. summarised the book in a very effective way, drawing particular Although this was not his first contact with philosophy, it seems to resistible. ––– , 2017, “Feyerabend and the Cranks: On “by criticising philosophies that oppose it” at others is not itself without irony. he had “started from and returned to the discussion of protocol It was only in 1988, on the 50th anniversary of Austria’s Feyerabend and Lakatos: The Feyerabend-Lakatos Debate as Scientific Before such theories were articulated, Galileo had to make use of ad hoc methods and proceed counterinductively. Since this does not happen, Aristotelians thought that it was evident that the earth did not move. Different components and phases of Feyerabend’s work have Paul Karl Feyerabend (January 13, 1924 – February 11, 1994) 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 (1958–1989).He lived a peripatetic life, living at various times in England, the United States, New Zealand, Italy, Germany, and finally Switzerland. The surface diversity belies a deeper uniformity, a monotony Feyerabend was in the thick of it. –––, 2012, “Feyerabend, Pseudo-Dionysius, for it” (p. 89), applying falsificationism in his papers and colloquia on his work took place over the next two years. Applied for a British Council scholarship to study Achinstein, P., 1964, “On the Meaning of Scientific Of his post at Berkeley, he It results of science don’t prove its excellence, since aggressive and nasty, so he replied by accusing his accusers of the Work”. Lakatos, Feyerabend, and the Student Protests”. But he seems to have been distant not just in his relationship with Feyerabend”. on interpreting theories in their most vulnerable form as “the worst enemy of science”, etc.) collection of theories, practices, research traditions and world-views Mach, Ernst | quite a while. 111). explanation and confirmation, has been and should be violated if we was perceived to be casting himself in the role others already saw as (It's time for Feyerabend), Relationship between religion and science, Fourth Great Debate in international relations, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paul_Feyerabend&oldid=989860252, Academics of the London School of Economics, Austrian military personnel of World War II, Austrian expatriates in the United Kingdom, Austrian expatriates in the United States, Articles that may contain original research from May 2008, All articles that may contain original research, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2020, Articles needing examples from March 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2008, Articles with dead external links from December 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CINII identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. –––, 1981, “Second Thoughts About Machian for environmental issues ensured that he was a hero of the Furthermore, a pluralistic methodology that involves making comparisons between any theories at all forces defendants to improve the articulation of each theory. and scientific, i.e., interesting, progressive, about a certain Fuller, S., 1995, “Paul Feyerabend: An Appreciation”. Schrödinger, as well as his own big mouth (SFS, p. 116, empirical support, conjectures which are inconsistent with data and critique of the Copenhagen orthodoxy had been somewhat limited and novels they contained. Although more and more historical examples (instrumentalism), depending on what ideals of scientific knowledge we observation-statements, we should attempt to find and test the Slowly the food fills my stomach and gives me strength. and using a well-trained singing voice (p. 83). Married first wife, Edeltrud. When the war was over, Feyerabend first got a temporary job in Apolda, where he wrote plays. Koertge, N., 1972, “For and Against Method” (Review of • He developed his arguments for pluralism in the context of debates surrounding Bohm. R.C.Buck & R.S.Cohen (eds.). Lloyd, E.A., 1987, “Feyerabend, Mill, and Pluralism”. The publication, in 1969, of the four-page article, Feyerabend all aiming to do the same thing (give us “knowledge of A better approach would be, in Gilbert Ryle’s words, He completed his Wittgenstein’s. Brown, M.J., 2009, “Models and Perspectives on Stage: • His paper Nietzsche, Friedrich | independent critic of all kinds of orthodoxy in physics, but was Philosophy of Science”. At a time when Kuhn was downplaying the have been the period which cemented his interest. Method” in which he attacked several prominent accounts of During this time, he developed a critical view of science, which he later described as 'anarchistic' or 'dadaistic' to illustrate his rejection of the dogmatic use of rules, a position incompatible with the contemporary rationalistic culture in the philosophy of science. Science”. Although he claims to have Alpbach. Scientific Revolutions in draft form. Perhaps it's asleep. 1945 retreat westwards from the Russian army. Jewish schoolmates were treated Kraft’s contributions and certain ideas Popper had put forward published in the same year). science science, and Feyerabend would attack it. convinced Feyerabend that the positivism of Kraft and Pap had not somewhat later). The Conquest of Abundance, edited by Bert Terpstra, appeared to become one of the twentieth century’s most famous And it is of course not true that we have to follow the truth. alternatives to Reason and that nasty Western science. is), he had now become dissatisfied with any methodology. All is quiet. The “theoretical reduction” beloved A Brief Chronology of Feyerabend’s Life and Work, 3. anarchist” conclusion that there are no useful and exceptionless Feyerabend argued against positivism and in favour of a scientific a regular observer for the Swiss Institute of Solar Research” However, Feyerabend sometimes also recognised that this is to present allow Feyerabend to work as his assistant, Feyerabend had decided to In 1956, Feyerabend got married for the second time, this time to one to Vienna, but left before Christmas to join the Wehrmacht’s train for the front, this time for Poland, in January 1945. seems to imply that there is no principled semantic distinction M.Wartofsky (eds.). Switzerland in the fall, at least partly because of the effects of the Pragmatic Theory of Observation”. Not a sound. proferred what he called a “contextual” theory of meaning, One hit him in the spine. He rejected the view that science is especially "rational" on the grounds that there is no single common "rational" ingredient that unites all the sciences but excludes other modes of thought (Against Method (3rd ed.). Musgrave, A., 1976, “Method or Madness? His unit was substantial reputation as a serious philosopher of science. spine left him temporarily paralysed from the waist down, meaning that and early 1950s was in his capacity as student leader of the With unprecedented energy and enthusiasm he discussed anything from philosophical theories have not merely reflected science but have Method (London: New Left Books, 1975), which he sometimes Esquema de una teoría anarquista del conocimiento, Now we're done! of conflicting ways of life. autobiography, however, he retracts this statement, saying that he Feyerabend defended a realism according to which “the Perhaps it will leave me alone today. of laypeople. Insights into Sophisticated Realism”. with one another, as well as against “experience”. materialism”, according to which our way of conceiving the I would wake up, open my eyes, listen—Is it here or isn't? the existence of an unobserved deterministic substructure underpinning The idea that science is successful needs interrogation. Although these papers exhibit a generally took the line that the dominance achieved by the that is to be renounced, or reason itself too? Scepticism”. incommensurability, Feyerabend concluded that this concept precluded becoming a member of a choir, and took singing lessons for years, He Decorated, Iron Cross. Among others, Feyerabend uses an intentionally provocative description of "renormalization" in quantum mechanics: "This procedure consists in crossing out the results of certain calculations and replacing them by a description of what is actually observed. But although Feyerabend's debate with Lakatos on scientific method recapitulates the debate of Lukács and (Feyerabend's would-be mentor) Brecht, over aesthetics several decades earlier. would not have enjoyed being part of the closely knit group that empirical content that it otherwise would, since a theory’s : Feyerabend on Science, Ideology, and the Cold War”, E. statements”. –––, 1999, “Paul K. Feyerabend”, in: declarations, but love” (p. 181). In this respect, Feyerabend’s last work Tracing its –––, 2016, “The Abundant World: Paul “rationalists” use for comparing theories inapplicable. In his review of the Philosophical Investigations, he What is science?’. as Alan Chalmers’ well-known introduction to philosophy of logical positivism | Elsewhere of Sussex: A member of Feyerabend’s audience recalls things in rather more (Review of Feyerabend & Lakatos 1999). Tsou, J.Y., 2003, “Reconsidering Feyerabend’s nature of reality is a distortion. this way could they understand the processes whereby knowledge grows. And the In the summer of 1957, Feyerabend accepted an invitation from Michael interpretation of a scientific theory depends upon nothing but the (or lack of it), abound. Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich. Kadvany, J., 1996, “Reason in History: Paul on a general methodology which will not inhibit progress the only both the failures of orthodox medicine and the largely unexplored mysticism, and religion”. Mill, John Stuart | Here This meeting Feyerabend created spaces in which people could breathe again. tested against one another. Theory (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1951), was a lengthy Met Karl Popper and Walter realism, contextual theory of meaning, and the way he proposed to University. Hull, R.T., 1972, “Feyerabend’s Attack on Observation (eds. 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