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Darwin-L Message Log 7:8 (March 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<7:8>From ahouse@hydra.rose.brandeis.edu  Sun Mar  6 12:31:50 1994

Date: Sun, 6 Mar 1994 13:33:56 -0500
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
From: ahouse@hydra.rose.brandeis.edu (Jeremy Creighton Ahouse)
Subject: Re: Paul Feyerabend dies in Geneva

        Thank you for this info and quote Bob.  Feyerabend was/is an
inspiration to me.  His is the first work that gave me the feeling of being
convinced of something that I was initially averse to.  Just this weekend I
have been reading Gutting's _Michel Foucault's Archeology of Scientific
Reason_ and lingering over the chapter on Bachelard and Canguilhem.  (A
friend gave me the newly translated Canguilhem for my Birthday last month.)
Bachelard (especially in Gutting's presentation) seems to anticipate many
of the ideas that I associate with Feyerabend and that help me understand
my own interest and motivation in science.  This is very sad news...

        - Jeremy

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