Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction Versus the Richness of Richness [Audiobook] download free by Paul K. Feyerabend

Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction Versus the Richness of Richness Audiobook download free by Paul K. Feyerabend
  • Listen audiobook: Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction Versus the Richness of Richness
  • Author: Paul K. Feyerabend
  • Release date: 2001/6/6
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226245348
  • Rating: 9.9 of 10
  • Votes: 846
  • Review by: Angelique Sosa
  • Review rating: 7.1 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/29
  • Duration: 3H36M14S in 256 kbps (58 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-20
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AC3, MP3, FLAC, WMA, MPEG4, WAV (compression RAR, XZ, ARC, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 290
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 20M29S (5.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: From Homeric gods to galaxies, from love affairs to perspective in painting, Paul Feyerabend revelled in the physical and cultural abundance that surrounds us. He found it equally striking that human senses and human intelligence are able to take in only a fraction of these riches. From this fraction, scientists, artists, all of us construct encompassing abstractions and stereotypes. This basic human trait is at the heart of 'Conquest of Abundance', the book on which Feyerabend was at work when he died in 1994. Prepared from drafts of the manuscript left at his death, working notes, and lectures and articles Feyerabend wrote while the larger work was in progress, 'Conquest of Abundance' offers up exploration and startling insights with the charm, lucidity, and sense of mischief that are his hallmarks. Feyerabend is fascinated by how we attempt to explain and predict the mysteries of the natural world, and he describes ways in which we abstract experience, explain anomalies, and reduce wonder to formulas and equations.Through his exploration of the positive and negative consequences of these efforts, Feyerabend reveals the 'conquest of abundance' as an integral part of the history and character of Western civilization. Paul Feyerabend (1924-1994) was educated in Europe and held numerous teaching posts throughout his career, including at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1959 to 1990. His 'Against Method' - translated into 17 languages - is a classic of modern philosophy of science. The University of Chicago Press published his autobiography, 'Killing Time', in 1995.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Science: General Issues, Philosophy: Epistemology & Theory Of Knowledge, Philosophy Of Science, History Of Western Philosophy
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 30.48 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x228x17.78mm
  • Weight: 390g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States

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