A review and a link to other reviews of Killing Time by Paul Feyerabend. PAUL FEYERABEND. Killing Time. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, , cloth $ Robert Nola. Department of Philosophy. University of Auckland. Killing Timeis the story of Paul Feyerabend’s life. Killing Time Paul Feyerabend – – Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (1):3 –
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Now that I think of it an annotated copy of his could be a decent introduction to the history of philosophy in the later 20th century, but currently those resources are lacking. Although not written as an intellectual autobiography, Killing Time sketches the people, ideas, and conflicts of sixty years.
Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend
Nola – – British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 3: Luca Sciortino rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He recalls his promising talent as an operatic tenor a lifelong passionhis 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.
I still would have difficulty recommending it without knowing that someone was already interested in Feyerabend, simply because I think it’s diffuse enough in its points and sloppy enough in its editing characters are often mentioned without having yet being introduced… this is esp I wouldn’t care about his book if I hadn’t already really liked Feyerabend’s work more generally and even more so his influence on others, notably Ian Hacking.
A striking aspect of this book is that philosophers and scientists, even or perhaps specially? Kerry Muhlestein – – Archaeopress.
Sep 12, Mike rated it liked it. Clearly if they believe that they can do a good job of being a scientist with nothing even remotely approaching a world view, they are scarcely going to see any advantage in an interdisciplinary education or way of engaging with the world.
Paul Feyerabend in feyerabned Century Philosophy. My two cents’ worth. 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.
Thomasine Kushner – – Environmental Ethics 3 2: Sign in Create an account. Jul 13, Jim Coughenour rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feyerabend’s life seems to have been an often fun and wild ride and he conveys this well, though many significant details are missing.
They may even form a solid platform, thus creating an illusion of universality, security, and permanence. I eat and watch the guests. He writes of his experience reyerabend the German army on the Russian front, where three bullets left him crippled, impotent, and in lifelong pain. For that, I wouldn’t recommend this to people unfamiliar with Feyerabend or philosophy of science in general.
What Is an Event? Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Efyerabend from ” https: But an equally fair generalisation is that scientists now are culturally ignorant. Apolda and Weimar feyerabned. In the end he reiterates his lifelong argument that the West cannot continue to blindly exalt reason; there must be a recognition of other paths to knowledge.
Killing Time (Paul Feyerabend) – book review
Borrini must have been the single most important event in Feyerabend’s life. After Austria was annexed by Germany Feyerabend volunteered for iilling school, in the hope that by the time he was finished with his training the war would be over. Feyerabend and Scientific Values: Feb 01, Philippe rated it it was amazing Shelves: No pude no llorar con el final. A nice mixture of his personal life, digressions to philosophy of science, literature, theater, the war and music. If anyone who has the ability legally and practically to make such an annotated copy happen is ever reading this review — I already have a good deal of the notes that would need to be added and would be happy to complete those notes.
Some streets were closed by the police, others were jammed with enthusiastic spectators. Sometimes his life feyeragend like a series of people, dates and places. The same captivating voice, the same lack of respect for stultifying authority, the same ambiguous attitude to conventional notions of “truth” and “reality”, the same obstinate refusal to grow up and join the miserable adult world.
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Rara rated it it was amazing Feb 27, A Tale of Abstraction versus the Richness of Being. This too “cannot be created by argument, ‘education’ or an act of will. Problems at the Margins of Life. There was a problem adding your email address.
As for substance, some of kiling tropes a bit obvious – like the decades-old and still-continuing downplaying, that is both mean-spirited and pointless, of Popper’s influence on his own thinking WHAT went wrong there to cause such a bitter rift?
Continuing the drift of my paper I argued then that meaning travels in the opposite direction. A religious mania seemed to engulf the place.