Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 47, number 141, diciembre 2015
La noción positiva de ciencia de Paul Karl Feyerabend
[The Positive Notion of Science of Paul Karl Feyerabend]
María Teresa Gargiulo de Vázquez
CONICET
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

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Abstract: Feyerabend´s thought has been the object of multiple and divergent interpretations, but amongst these the inscription of his work within the coordinates of a radical skepticism seems to be unanimous. These readings find partial support in his epistemological anarchism, which constitutes a reductio ad absurdum of the attempts of logical positivism and critical rationalism to define science axiomatically or methodologically; in this sense his work can be treated as a set of negative and skeptical arguments concerning those notions of science. However, this hermeneutic offers only a fragmented and partial view of his thought. The purpose of this article is to reconstruct the intellectual journey along which Feyerabend matures his positive understanding of science in order to transcend the hermeneutics of his work in the key of skepticism.
Keywords: epistemological anarchism, relativism, myth, philosophy, human science

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