By Imre Lakatos
For and opposed to Method opens with an imaginary discussion among Lakatos and Feyerabend, which Matteo Motterlini has developed, in response to their released works, to synthesize their positions and arguments. half one provides the transcripts of the final lectures on approach that Lakatos added. half , Feyerabend's reaction, includes a formerly released essay on anarchism, which started the assault on Lakatos's place that Feyerabend later persevered in Against Method. The 3rd and longest part comprises the correspondence Lakatos and Feyerabend exchanged on process and plenty of different matters and concepts, in addition to the occasions in their day-by-day lives, among 1968 and Lakatos's demise in 1974.
The pride Lakatos and Feyerabend took in philosophical debate, and the have fun with with which they sparred, come to lifestyles back in For and opposed to Method, making it crucial and energetic interpreting for somebody drawn to those attention-grabbing and debatable thinkers and their huge contributions to philosophy of science.
"The writings during this quantity are of substantial highbrow value, and should be of significant curiosity to somebody keen on the improvement of the philosophical perspectives of Lakatos and Feyerabend, or certainly with the advance of philosophy of technology typically in this an important period."—Donald Gillies, British magazine for the Philosophy of Science (on the Italian edition)
"A stimulating alternate of letters among philosophical entertainers."—Tariq Ali, The Independent
Imre Lakatos (1922-1974) used to be professor of good judgment on the London tuition of Economics. He was once the writer of Proofs and Refutations and the two-volume Philosophical Papers. Paul Feyerabend (1924-1994) was once informed in Europe and held a variety of instructing posts all through his profession. between his books are Against Method; Science in a unfastened Society; Farewell to Reason; and Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend, the final released via the collage of Chicago Press.