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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Here, for the first time, Feyerabend traces the trajectory that led him from an isolated, lower-middle-class childhood in Vienna to the height of international academic success. Karl rated it really liked it Apr 06, Feyerabend and Scientific Values: If gime were to protect their anonymity, he could at least have given his wives surnames since they are no chance to remain unknown.

Nov 21, Otto Lehto rated it liked it. At the end of his life, he painfully recognised that its course had been shaped by absences, rather than by specific events or, for that matter, ideas: I often wished I had never written that feyeranend book.

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What wonders deeper reflection would have brought. Feyerabend discloses that he did not keep any careful records of his life and destroyed much of the documentation autobiographers usually preserve, including a family album teyerabend “to make room for what I then thought were more important books”, and correspondences “even from Nobel Prize winners”. Paul Meehl was interested in the mind-body problem and in the relation between theory and experiment.


A Tale of Abstraction versus the Richness of Being. Sep 12, Mike rated it liked it. Meaning may stabilize to such an extent that the assumption of a location starts making sense.

Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend by Paul Karl Feyerabend

But he emphatically was not a builder of theories or a writer of rules. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. But it’s a real weakness in autobiography to leave them unchecked. Theodore Sider – – Philosophical Studies 2: Brighton, Kassel, and Zurich I was really surprised by the lack of in-depth reflection by Feyerabend on his life. Just the kind I like.

Feb 01, Killign rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feyerabend barely managed to finish writing the book, lying in a hospital bed with an inoperable brain tumor and the left side of tume body paralyzed, and he died shortly before it was released.

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.

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The book details, amongst other things, Feyerabend’s youth in Nazi -controlled Viennahis military service, notorious academic career, and his multiple romantic conquests. Today I would say that both positions are rime naive. Finished only weeks before his death init is the self-portrait of one of this century’s most original and influential intellectuals.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Return to Book Page. Continuing the drift of my paper I argued then that meaning travels in the opposite direction. Thumbing through it, I forgot how funny Feyerabend is, particularly regarding his childhood.

Miray rated it really liked it Apr 02, It would benefit from a new edition that had a timeline of where he was, and when.

Killing Time

Views Read Edit View history. There are a lot of books with the same title as this, but it’s doubtful that many of them are as funny or crazy as this author. Here is an example: My two cents’ fwyerabend. Nor did this essentially inquiring mind ever cease knocking authority and criticizing the foundations of Western culture.

Borrini must have been the single most important event in Feyerabend’s life. Killing Time – Canada. The Worst Enemy of Science?: Ian James Kidd – – Metascience 24 3: Trained in feyefabend and astronomy, Feyerabend was best known as a philosopher of science.

It has an unusual feel to it: