Feyerabend made the best analysis of the endavour of Galileo in his fight
for the truth. No other presented the intellectual work of Galileo in his
gigantic intelectual dimension that was, more even than the case of
Einstenin and Feyerabend presented it as no one before. Having studied and
put clear all the reasoning steps of Galileo in relation with their
Aristotelian opponents and extracted invaluable lessons for the methodology
of science I think that Feyerabend deserve some respect , you idiot. Please
abstain from insults and disqualifications unless you have enough knowledge
of the case and present your arguments.
2013/9/8 John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com>
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 6:48 PM, <spudboy...@aol.com> wrote:
> > Yes, your reading Feyerabend, suggests that [...]
> Speaking of things that give philosophy a bad name consider these words of
> wisdom from Feyerabend:
> "The church at the time of Galileo was much more faithful to reason than
> Galileo himself, and also took into consideration the ethical and social
> consequences of Galileo's doctrine. Its verdict against Galileo was
> rational and just, and revisionism can be legitimized solely for motives of
> political opportunism."
> No doubt there are those on this list who will try to make excuses for the
> above moronic statement, but the fact remains that most professional
> philosophers think any provocative statement can make them stand out no
> matter how dimwitted it is.
> John K Clark
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