Paul Feyerabend
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Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
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Synopsis:
  • Eliminative materialism
  • The mental does not exist
  • Sensations are not brain processes, but the things that we think are sensations are indeed brain processes
  • Anarchist theory of knowledge (1975)
  • History of science proceeds by chance
  • There is no universal methodology for science
  • The boundary between science and nonscience is perpetually shifting
  • Disunity of science: science is a hodgepodge of theories, not a unified system
  • The world does not consist of one kind of thing but of countless kinds of things, things which cannot be `reduced' to one another
  • There is actually no evidence that the world has a single, determinate nature
  • Anarchist theory of knowledge (1975)
  • The world as it is in itself in unknowable to humans
  • Reason and Science have displaced the binding principles of previous world-views not as the result of having won an argument, but as the result of power-play (eg, Galileo made use of rhetoric and propaganda to support the heliocentric thesis, just like any politician to support an ideology)

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