Homer in the Laboratory: A Feyerabendian Experiment in Sociology of Science

@article{Erickson2018HomerIT,
  title={Homer in the Laboratory: A Feyerabendian Experiment in Sociology of Science},
  author={M. Erickson},
  journal={Social Epistemology},
  year={2018},
  volume={32},
  pages={128 - 141}
}
Abstract For philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend, an outcome of the Plato-led victory of philosophers over poets is the ‘conquest of abundance’ where abstraction replaces the ‘richness of being’. This poignant motif is visible in the project of the social sciences, where theory describes classificatory schemas that can be imposed upon the social world to categorise and, subsequently, explain it. However, Homer’s writings (which pre-date Plato) provide a completely different frame of… Expand

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