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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Much has been written about Feyerabend. Rather, his fame was in powerful, plain-spoken critiques of “big” science and “big” philosophy. 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. Jun 14, Maiken rated it did not like it.

Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend

He married a number of times, though most of these relationships are skimmed over here, Feyerabend only indulging in a longer description of his fourth and last — and apparently happiest — union, with Grazia Borrini. Brighton, Kassel, and Zurich Finished only weeks before his death init is the self-portrait of one of this century’s most deyerabend and influential intellectuals. Languages Polski Edit links. Refresh and try again.

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Mar 10, Steve Curati rated it it was amazing. I still would have difficulty recommending it without knowing that someone was already interested in Feyerabend, simply because I think it’s diffuse enough in its points and sloppy enough in its editing characters are often mentioned without having yet being introduced… this is esp I wouldn’t care about his book if I hadn’t already really liked Feyerabend’s work more generally and even more so his influence on others, notably Ian Hacking.


Jul 13, Jim Coughenour rated it it was amazing Shelves: University of Chicago Press. Or perhaps he would never have been able to do it.

Here is an example: University and Early Travels 7. But he emphatically was not a builder of theories or a writer of feerabend. Eduard rated it liked it Jan 03, Many famous people make appearances in Killing Timefrom Niels Bohr to Stephen Jay Gould, but Feyerabend, perhaps deliberately, seems to write more about those who are not quite so well known.

Nils Holtug – – The Kulling of Ethics 15 3: 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. Be the first to discover new talent! Meaning may stabilize to such an extent that the assumption of a location starts making sense.

Receptive Feyrrabend Leo Bersani. My two cents’ worth.

Marco rated it it was amazing May 11, And eventually, a woman came and set things right. But in his instructive, stubborn and unbending refusal to be dazzled by theory, [Feyerabend] still has no rival. Lists with This Book. Google Books no proxy journals.

Also it’s index is rather awesome. There are plenty of other great anecdotes and caustic comments here, though I also have a feeling that there are even more war stories out there.

His personal and intellectual experiences and his romantic and artistic adventures comprise roughly half the iilling. Today I would say that both positions are rather naive. London, Berlin, and New Zealand For and Against Method: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I’m not a fan of autobiographies usually, but this is one of the most charming, brilliant books I’ve read.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


My favorite anti-philosopher, the archetypal skeptic feyerabenc the 20th century. Apolda and Weimar 6.

Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend, Feyerabend

This too “cannot be created by argument, ‘education’ or an act of will. Contrary to someone like Karl Kraus, Feyerabend seems to think that men, at least as long as they have not acquired moral character, are morally neutral, whilst ideas are not. But even then, the stories, perspectives and anecdotes, haphazardly gathered as they are covering all-too-summarily a long life and career in philosophy, war, love and the artsare fascinating and diverse enough to make up for timw book’s lack of structural cohesion.

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Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. The last 50 pages didn’t do much for me. A homo universalis kllling an interesting outlook on science and an even more interesting biography. Killing, Wrongness, and Equality.

He writes of his experience in the German army on the Russian front, where three bullets left him crippled, impotent, and in lifelong pain. Problems at the Margins of Life. Feyerabend discloses that he did not keep any careful records of his life and destroyed much of the killijg autobiographers usually preserve, including a family album discarded “to make room for what I then thought were more important books”, and correspondences “even from Nobel Prize winners”.

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