A "Revolutionary" Philosophy of Science: Feyerabend and the Degeneration of Critical Rationalism into Sceptical Fallibilism

  title={A "Revolutionary" Philosophy of Science: Feyerabend and the Degeneration of Critical Rationalism into Sceptical Fallibilism},
  author={J. G. Mcevoy},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  pages={49 - 66}
  • J. Mcevoy
  • Published 1 March 1975
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
The works of Paul K. Feyerabend, Norwood Russell Hanson and Thomas S. Kuhn have come to occupy a central place in the annals of contemporary philosophy of science. Some of their contemporaries, ([1], [14], [20]), tend to regard them as the vanguard of a new "revolutionary" intellectual movement. Reacting against the views of their positivist predecessors, they embrace and propagate the idea that "pervasive presuppositions" are fundamental to scientific investigations. Thus, Feyerabend thinks… 
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