Notes on References.
Introduction: Feyerabend's Life and Work.
1. Philosophy and the Aim of Science.
2. Meaning: The Attack on Positivism.
3. Theories of Observation.
4. Scientific Realism and Instrumentalism.
5. Theoretical Monism.
7. Theoretical Pluralism.
9. Science without Method.
10. Relativism, Rationalism and a Free Society.
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