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Author Feyerabend, Paul, 1924-1994.

Title Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being / Paul Feyerabend ; edited by Bert Terpstra.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1999]
©1999

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  110 FEYE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  110 Fey    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. The Unfinished Manuscript. 1. Achilles' Passionate Conjecture. 2. Xenophanes. 3. Parmenides and the Logic of Being -- Interlude: On the Ambiguity of Interpretations. 4. Brunelleschi and the Invention of Perspective -- Pt. 2. Essays on the Manuscript's Themes. 1. Realism and the Historicity of Knowledge. 2. Has the Scientific View of the World a Special Status Compared with Other Views? 3. Quantum Theory and Our View of the World. 4. Realism. 5. Historical Comments on Realism. 6. What Reality? 7. Aristotle. 8. Art as a Product of Nature as a Work of Art. 9. Ethics as a Measure of Scientific Truth. 10. Universals as Tyrants and as Mediators. 11. Intellectuals and the Facts of Life. 12. Concerning an Appeal for Philosophy.
Summary "From Homeric gods to galaxies, from love affairs to perspective in painting, Paul Feyerabend reveled in the physical and cultural abundance that surrounds us. He found it equally striking that human senses and intelligence are able to take in only a fraction of these riches. From this fraction, scientists, artists, all of us construct the stereotypes and abstractions that shape our sense of reality. 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. This book, his last, is a testimony to major developments in his thought."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Terpstra, Bert.
Subject Reality.
Abstraction.
ISBN 0226245330 (cloth : alk. paper)