The Resource Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being, Paul Feyerabend ; edited by Bert Terpstra

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

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Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being
Title
Conquest of abundance
Title remainder
a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being
Statement of responsibility
Paul Feyerabend ; edited by Bert Terpstra
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Subject
Language
eng
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."--Jacket
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DLC
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1924-1994
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Feyerabend, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B3240.F483
LC item number
C66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Terpstra, Bert
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  • Reality
  • Abstraction
  • Réalité
  • Abstraction
  • Abstraction
  • Reality
  • Abstractie
  • Werkelijkheid
  • Cultuur
  • Réalité
  • Abstraction
  • Realismus
  • Abstraktion
Label
Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being, Paul Feyerabend ; edited by Bert Terpstra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Has the Scientific View of the World a Special Status Compared with Other Views?
  • Quantum Theory and Our View of the World
  • Realism
  • Historical Comments on Realism
  • What Reality?
  • Aristotle
  • Art as a Product of Nature as a Work of Art
  • Ethics as a Measure of Scientific Truth
  • Universals as Tyrants and as Mediators
  • Intellectuals and the Facts of Life
  • The Unfinished Manuscript
  • Concerning an Appeal for Philosophy
  • Achilles' Passionate Conjecture
  • Xenophanes
  • Parmenides and the Logic of Being
  • Interlude: On the Ambiguity of Interpretations
  • Brunelleschi and the Invention of Perspective
  • Essays on the Manuscript's Themes
  • Realism and the Historicity of Knowledge
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780226245331
Lccn
99032398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41439654
  • (OCoLC)ocm41439654
Label
Conquest of abundance : a tale of abstraction versus the richness of being, Paul Feyerabend ; edited by Bert Terpstra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Has the Scientific View of the World a Special Status Compared with Other Views?
  • Quantum Theory and Our View of the World
  • Realism
  • Historical Comments on Realism
  • What Reality?
  • Aristotle
  • Art as a Product of Nature as a Work of Art
  • Ethics as a Measure of Scientific Truth
  • Universals as Tyrants and as Mediators
  • Intellectuals and the Facts of Life
  • The Unfinished Manuscript
  • Concerning an Appeal for Philosophy
  • Achilles' Passionate Conjecture
  • Xenophanes
  • Parmenides and the Logic of Being
  • Interlude: On the Ambiguity of Interpretations
  • Brunelleschi and the Invention of Perspective
  • Essays on the Manuscript's Themes
  • Realism and the Historicity of Knowledge
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780226245331
Lccn
99032398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41439654
  • (OCoLC)ocm41439654

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