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Paul Feyerabend

Contre la méthode


Au cours du dernier siècle, notre perception de la science est passée d'un extrême à l'autre. D'abord portée aux nues, révérée comme la seule forme de connaissance objective et digne de foi, la science est aujourd'hui soupçonnée non seulement d'une certaine partialité (pourquoi ses résultats seraient-ils indiscutables ?) mais encore d'apporter autant d'avantages que d'inconvénients. Après Tchernobyl, Bhopal, les OGM et les marées noires, qui oserait croire aveuglément à l'impact bénéfique du progrès technoscientifique ? Le philosophe autrichien Paul Feyerabend fut l'un des premiers, dans les années soixante-dix, à se révolter contre les idées reçues à l'égard de la science. Il propose ici une révision de l'idée trop simple de "méthode scientifique", et expose une théorie anarchiste de la connaissance plaidant pour la diversité des raisons et des opinions. Laisser la seule science gérer notre avenir serait un coupable aveu d'échec.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1988
Publisher: Seuil
Pages: 349
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782020099950
ISBN 10: 2020099950

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Contre la méthode