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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After Austria was annexed by Germany Feyerabend volunteered for officers’ school, in the hope that by the time he was finished with his training the war would be over.
All criticism aside, I recommend this book to anyone interested in a philosophy, b feyerabeend life of the 20th century, c autobiographies. 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.
The jumping across times and topics are quintessentially Feyerabend but that doesn’t make it any easier to follow. They don’t read, they don’t go to Much has been written about Feyerabend.
He is an influential figure in the philosophy of science, and also in the sociology of scientific knowledge. It is the man, rather than the thought that is presented at the fore of tine book. I eat and watch the guests. Not a basic primer so much as an emperor’s-new-clothes account of academic philosophy by a man who found meaning in his own life through a commitment to one who shared his concern for all humanity.
For that, I wouldn’t recommend this to people unfamiliar tkme Feyerabend or philosophy of science in general.
Killing Time – Paul Feyerabend
International Journal of Behavioral Development. For other books with the same title, see Killing Time disambiguation. Apr 24, Ananya rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book contains ruminations on the themes of evilcompassion and anti-Semitism. Soon he was imbibing and disgorging opinions about Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper, Niels Bohr, and others; his brash, no- holds-barred critiques brooked no elitism and assumed no superiority of rationalism or the scientific method.
However, we still eagerly await a comprehensive biography of this fascinating man. Jul 13, Jim Coughenour rated it it was amazing Shelves: His autobiography is a lark, chock full of intellectual passion and high spirits.
Paul Feyerabend was one jilling the most controversial philosophers of science, best known for his iconoclastic Against Method and infamous as a result of a description in Nature as “the worst enemy of science”. The Distressed Body Drew Leder.
Killing Time (Paul Feyerabend) – book review
Among his teachers were Hans Thirring and the controversial Felix Ehrenhaft, whose kolling approach to the established scientific order were a lasting influence on Feyerabend’s thinking. Democracy, Elitism, and Scientific Feyerabfnd.
Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. But it picks up pace towards the end and even approaches human warmth when the discussion turns to Feyerabend’s last marriage and the deeper purposes of life. Looking at my ‘read’ shelf – who says Goodreads is useless? Killing Time – Canada.
It is a delight feyeeabend read his rapt eulogies on the companion of the last decade of his life, on his most fortunate discovery of true love and friendship. With Against Method he made a huge and lasting impact on the philosophy of science. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Much has been written about Feyerabend. Welcome and useful though Feyerabend’s generous spirit and open mind are fairly evident throughout all his writingthis is a good introduction to the author and a decent complement to his work.
They don’t read, they don’t go to theatre or engage in philosophical argument. Jeff McMahan – – Oup Usa.
Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend
Mar 10, Steve Curati rated it it was amazing. And he meant it. Killing Time is the story of Paul Feyerabend’s life.