A review and a link to other reviews of Killing Time by Paul Feyerabend. PAUL FEYERABEND. Killing Time. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, , cloth $ Robert Nola. Department of Philosophy. University of Auckland. Killing Timeis the story of Paul Feyerabend’s life. Killing Time Paul Feyerabend – – Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (1):3 –

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Languages Polski Edit links. They don’t read, they don’t go to Much has been written about Feyerabend. Thumbing through it, I forgot how funny Feyerab There are a lot of books with the same title as this, but it’s doubtful that many of them are as funny or crazy as this author.

Yet, Feyerabend clearly wants us to see that this love “is a gift, not an achievement” p. Feyerabend gave voice to a radically democratic “epistemological anarchism: No trivia or quizzes yet. He recalls his promising talent as an operatic tenor a lifelong passionhis encounters with everyone from Martin Buber to Bertolt Brecht, innumerable love affairs, four oilling, and a career so rich he once held tenured positions at four universities at the same time.

This last great love transformed the exuberant iconoclast into a touching figure who demands our regard and sympathy. This article is about the Paul Feyerabend autobiography.

Return to Book Page. There are a lot of books with the same title as this, but it’s doubtful that many of deyerabend are as funny or crazy as this author. He appears to be quite honest in addressing topics such as his relationship with women despite permanent impotence resulting from a war wound, he was quite a womanizer and his lack of response to Nazism during the war.


Jul 14, notgettingenough rated it really liked it Shelves: Find it on Scholar. Whatever the reason, it’s a shame these issues aren’t explored self-critically in his autobiography. The last 50 pages didn’t do much for me.

Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend, Feyerabend

Jul 13, Jim Coughenour rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is the man, rather than the thought that is presented at the fore of this book. Borrini must have been the single most important event in Feyerabend’s life.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Disappointing read, I was bored. Feyerabend is enormously well-read and seems to read anything.


An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 22 The Worst Enemy of Science?: Precocious and an excellent student, Feyerabend read widely, keenly interested in literature, drama, science and especially opera. The central role in life of love and friendship is one of them.

Killing Time is the story of Paul Feyerabend’s life. And he meant it. Not much, I’d say, from feminism. And, if we want to be generous, the lack of cohesion fits nicely with the author’s stated view that no one single perspective or unified narrative can capture the complexity of life, truth, timee. The book details, amongst other things, Feyerabend’s youth in Nazi -controlled Viennahis military service, notorious academic career, and his multiple feeyerabend conquests.


It is a delight to read his rapt eulogies on the companion of the last decade of his life, on his most fortunate discovery of true love and friendship. I note that he mentions many lays in this book, none of them are attributed with a surname. A charmingly anecdotal, if somewhat scattered, autobiography of the great philosopher of science whose name has become synonymous with a dangerous anarchic attack on objective standards.

The book relies on Feyerabends’s own memory as well as the various stray sources that he did manage to keep. For me the German occupation and the war that followed were an inconvenience, not a moral problem, and my reactions came from accidental moods and circumstances, not from a well-defined outlook. Reyerabend and Weimar 6.

Killing Time (Paul Feyerabend) – book review

Nov 22, Sara Rahimi rated it really liked it. Nor did this essentially inquiring mind ever cease knocking authority and criticizing the foundations of Western culture. Here is an example: Heidegger on Technology and Gelassenheit: