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Paul K. Feyerabend

AKA Paul Karl Feyerabend

Born: 13-Jan-1924
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 11-Feb-1994
Location of death: Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Against Method

Military service: Reichsarbeitsdienst (1940-42); Wehrmacht (1942-45, Lt.)


[1] Genolier Clinic, Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland.

Father: (civil servant)
Mother: (seamstress, d. 1943 suicide)
Wife: Edeltrud ("Jacqueline", m. 1948)
Wife: Mary O'Neill (m. 1956)
Wife: Grazia Borrini (m. 1989, until his death)

    University: Weimar Musikschule
    University:
PhD Philosophy, University of Vienna (1951)
    University: London School of Economics
    Teacher: University of Bristol (1955-58)
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1958-90)

    Shot: Battle (3 bullets -- face, right hand, spine)
    Naturalized US Citizen

Author of books:
Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge (1975)
Science in a Free Society (1978)
Realism, Rationalism & Scientific Method: Philosophical Papers Volume I (1981)
Problems of Empiricism: Philosophical Papers, Volume II (1981)
Farewell to Reason (1987, essays)
Three Dialogues on Knowledge (1991)
Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend (1995, memoir)
Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction versus the Richness of Being (1999)
Knowledge, Science and Relativism: Philosophical Papers, Volume III (19999)



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