Edition: 1999
Pages: 178
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788842055174

Ambiguity and Harmony

Paul K. Feyerabend


Polity Press (UK) - Seuil (Francia) - Sel (Turchia) - Dalail Waqf (Arabia Saudita)



«In this book Feyerabend teaches that the relativist must doubt above all his or her own relativism; that philosophy fills the world with illusions, but that scientists should be a bit more like philosophers; that there is no physical or intellectual tyranny that cannot be resisted, even if carried out in the name of good» (Giulio Giorello). «These Lezioni trentine are suitable both for specialists and the public at large who may question the role and responsibility of science in our lives. Feyerabend is unconstrained, brilliant, profound, cultured. He gives the best of himself» (Marcello Pera).

The author

Paul K. Feyerabend

Paul K. Feyerabend (Wien 1924 - Geneva 1994) was a historian and philosopher of science of great polemical verve. He taught Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Philosophy of Science at the Polytechnic of Zurich. His most famous book is Contro il metodo (Milan 19915). Laterza has published: Scienza come arte (1984), Dialogo sul metodo (19955), Dialoghi sulla conoscenza (1991), as well as two essays in L. Preta (ed.), Immagini e metafore della scienza (19932), and in M. Ceruti, P. Fabbri, G. Giorello and L. Preta (eds.), Il caso e la libertà (1994). Laterza also published the first world edition of Ammazzando il tempo. Un'autobiografia (1994) which has been translated into Spanish, and is currently being translated into Japanese and Brazilian.

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