Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to Paul Feyerabend (1924–1994), Austrian-born philosopher of science.

Etymologies

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Feyerabend +‎ -ian

Examples

  • So, as against a rigid understanding of scientific ‘truth’ I’m putting forward an anarchical Feyerabendian sense of the term (with correlatives of ‘imaginative intellectual play’ and ‘extrapolation’).

    MIND MELD: Scientific Accuracy in Stories

  • Emphasizing the importance of natural variation, Mach had a Feyerabendian tolerance of nonscientific beliefs ” the familiar point being that it is better to tolerate some error than risk losing variation which might yield fruit later.

    Ernst Mach

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