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Stud Hist Philos Sci. 2016 Jun;57:137-41. doi: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2015.11.008. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

Feyerabend's perspectivism.

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Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Minnesota, United States; Department of History & Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, United States. Electronic address: giere@umn.edu.

Abstract

Although, Feyerabend himself seems never to have used the term 'perspectivism' to designate a philosophical position, I think his views about science are very well characterized as perspectival. In fact, his later writings contain much that contributes to current thinking about perspectivism. I would like, therefore, to distinguish my own perspectivism from Feyerabend's. In the end, I will argue, his perspectivism is lacking enough of the critical bite that the younger Feyerabend found so attractive in Popper's philosophy.

KEYWORDS:

Aristotle's principle; Being; Perspectival realism; Perspectivism; Relativism; Stage metaphor

PMID:
27269273
DOI:
10.1016/j.shpsa.2015.11.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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