unbekannter Gast

Feyerabend, Paul Karl#

b. Vienna, Jan. 13, 1924, d. Zurich (Switzerland), Feb. 11, 1994, philosopher. 1959-1990 professor at the University of Berkeley (USA) and 1979-1991 professor at Zurich University of Technology. F. has developed a theory of knowledge which, in contrast to K. Popper and his rationalism, rejects all binding regulating systems and is based on spontaneity and creativity.


Werke: Das Problem der Existenz theoretischer Entitaeten, 1960; Knowledge without Foundations, 1962; Problems of Empiricism, 1965; Against Method, 1975 (Wider den Methodenzwang, 1976); Science in a Free Society, 1978 (Erkenntnis fuer freie Menschen, 1979); Ausgewaehlte Schriften, 2 vols., 1978/1981; Realism, Rationalism, and Scientific Method, 1981; Problems of Empiricism, 1981 (Probleme des Empirismus, 1981); Farewell to Reason, 1987 (Irrwege der Vernunft, 1989); Three Dialogues on Knowledge, 1991 (Ueber Erkenntnis, 1992); Killing Time, 1995 (Zeitverschwendung, 1995; autobiography); Knowledge, Science and Relativism, 1998.

Literature#

Beyond Reason: essays on the philosophy of P. F., ed. by G. Munevar, 1991; E. Doering, P. K. F. zur Einfuehrung, 1998.