Misunderstanding John Stuart Mill on science: Paul Feyerabend`s bad influence

Jacobs, Struan 2003, Misunderstanding John Stuart Mill on science: Paul Feyerabend`s bad influence, Social science journal, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 201-212.

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Title Misunderstanding John Stuart Mill on science: Paul Feyerabend`s bad influence
Author(s) Jacobs, Struan
Journal name Social science journal
Volume number 40
Issue number 2
Start page 201
End page 212
Publisher JAI Press
Place of publication Greenwich, Conn.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0362-3319
1873-5355
Summary Feyerabend, 1975; Feyerabend, 1981 and Feyerabend, 1987 takes J. S. Mill’s On Liberty to support the proliferation of theories in science and to emphasize the fallibility of scientific knowledge. On Liberty, according to Feyerabend, contradicts and overthrows Mill’s major study of science, A System of Logic. Staley (1999) reads the 2 works of Mill as giving complementary accounts of science. The present author rejects these interpretations of Mill, arguing that A System of Logic and On Liberty are mutually compatible since On Liberty concerns the nature of non-scientific knowledge and the methods that Mill believes are appropriate to expanding and assessing that knowledge.
Language eng
Field of Research 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier Science Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001859

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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