AGAINST METHOD by Paul Feyerabend
Paul Feyerabend's globally acclaimed work, which sparked and continues to stimulate fierce debate, examines the deficiencies of many widespread ideas about scientific progress and the nature of knowledge. Feyerabend argues that scientific advances can only be understood in a historical context. He looks at the way the philosophy of science has consistently overemphasized practice over method, and considers the possibility that anarchism could replace rationalism in the theory of knowledge.
"A devastating attack on the claims of philosophy to legislate for scientific practice."-- New Society
"A brilliant polemic."-- New Scientist
"Since it was first published in 1975, Against Method has followed Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery and Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions into becoming a classic text in the debate about scientific methodology and scientific reasoning."-- The Philosopher
"A powerful critique."-- London Review of Books
" Against Method is more than a book: it is an event."-- Archives de Philosophie