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only will we discuss and read Feyerabend's writings and beliefs about him,
but we will also apply his style of argument to many fundamental
philosophical issues that will come up in the course of discussion. As
Feyerabend's writings touched everything from quantum theory to ethics to
Aristotelian natural science, the discussions on this list can incorporate
many of the debates in other lists.

Feyerabend was among the most controversial philosophers of our time. He was
not the type to be intimitated by the status quo, no matter how well
established it was, or how sacrosant the topic may have been. His arguments
against the existence of a universal scientific method and against the
political autonomy of science caused a considerable stir and provoked heated
exchanges, even straightforward castigation in philosophical and scientific
journals and literature. Thus, many fundamental issues will be debated and
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