Pliability and resistance: Feyerabendian insights into sophisticated realism

@article{Tambolo2014PliabilityAR,
  title={Pliability and resistance: Feyerabendian insights into sophisticated realism},
  author={Luca Tambolo},
  journal={European Journal for Philosophy of Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={197-213}
}
  • Luca Tambolo
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • European Journal for Philosophy of Science
In this paper we focus on two claims, put forward by Feyerabend in his later writings (especially in Conquest of Abundance, 1999a), which constitute the metaphysical core of his view of scientific inquiry. The first, that we call the pliability thesis, is the claim that the world can be described by indefinitely many conceptual systems, none of them enjoying a privileged status. The second, that we call the resistance thesis, is the claim that the pliability of the world is limited, i.e., not… Expand
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