Paul Feyerabend

1924 - 1994

Paul Feyerabend

Paul Karl Feyerabend (; German: [ˈfaɪɐˌʔaːbn̩t]; January 13, 1924 – February 11, 1994) was an Austrian-born philosopher of science best known for his work as a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked for three decades (1958–1989). At various points in his life, he lived in England, the United States, New Zealand, Italy, Germany, and finally Switzerland. His major works include Against Method (1975), Science in a Free Society (1978) and Farewell to Reason (1987). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Feyerabend has received more than 457,094 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 219th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Paul Feyerabend ranks 217 out of 1,005Before him are Gabriel Marcel, Julia Kristeva, Josef Breuer, Hippias, Benedetto Croce, and Christian Wolff. After him are Franz Brentano, Paulo Freire, Diotima of Mantinea, Otto Weininger, Ernst Bloch, and Melissus of Samos.

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Among people born in 1924, Paul Feyerabend ranks 18Before him are Sarah Vaughan, Benny Hill, Benoit Mandelbrot, Lys Assia, Jacques Le Goff, and Ramiz Alia. After him are Lauren Bacall, Willard Boyle, Mário Soares, Georges Charpak, Maurice Jarre, and Sergei Parajanov. Among people deceased in 1994, Paul Feyerabend ranks 19Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim, Burt Lancaster, Kurt Cobain, Melina Mercouri, Giulietta Masina, and Léon Degrelle. After him are Jan Tinbergen, Mas Oyama, George Peppard, Jack Kirby, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Guy Debord.

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Among people born in Austria, Paul Feyerabend ranks 99 out of 799Before him are Maximilian Schell (1930), Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain (1584), Alma Mahler (1879), Christoph Waltz (1956), Archduke Otto of Austria (1865), and Josef Breuer (1842). After him are Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633), Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906), Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865), Otto Weininger (1880), Paula Hitler (1896), and Heinz Fischer (1938).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Paul Feyerabend ranks 7Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Karl Popper (1902), Rudolf Steiner (1861), Emil Cioran (1911), Martin Buber (1878), and Josef Breuer (1842). After him are Otto Weininger (1880), Ivan Illich (1926), Alfred Schütz (1899), Otto Neurath (1882), André Gorz (1923), and Jean Améry (1912).

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