CFP: Special Issue “Science in a Free Society. On Paul Feyerabend’s Intellectual Legacy”

Submission deadline: August 1, 2023

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Epistemology & Philosophy of Science ( announces a call for papers for a special thematic issue dedicated to the centennial of Paul Karl Feyerabend’s birth“Science in a Free Society. On Paul Feyerabend’s Intellectual Legacy”

The aim of the issue is to address the problems of history, philosophy and sociology of science and technology raised by Paul Feyerabend and to draw attention to his legacy in a broad sense.

The announcement about the issue is also sent to The Feyerabend Centennial Steering Committee, Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation (Switzerland)

Among the authors of the issue are Steve Fuller, Graham Harman, Ian James Kidd, Michael P. Lynch, Jerome R. Ravetz, Stephen Turner.

We invite submissions focusing on questions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Science, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology: The Growth of Diversity
  • Inventing Alternatives: Variability and the Growth of Knowledge
  • Research Strategies: Proliferation or Tenacity
  • For and Against Method in Social Studies of Science
  • Challenges to a Free Society: Rationalism and Anarchism
  • Democratization of Science and Cognitive Democracy
  • Varieties of Realism
  • History of Science and Philosophy of Science After Decades Together: Allies or Rivals
  • Rethinking Normativity: When The Rules Should Be Broken
  • Science for a Free Society and a Good Society for Science
  • Multifaceted Rationality: From Myth to Knowledge and Back
  • Social and Historical Epistemology Revisited
  • STS Prospects: After Feyerabend

Important Dates and Submission Details:

(please submit your abstracts and manuscripts using the journal email address: [email protected] with the subject “Special Issue_Feyerabend”)

The submission deadline for abstracts (up to 500 words): August 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2023.

The submission deadline for manuscripts: January 20, 2024.

Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2024.

Submissions are welcome in English or Russian. The preferred length of an article is up to 7000 words.

General guidelines are available on the website

All manuscripts will undergo peer review.

For further details, please contact the Guest Editor: Dr. Olga Stoliarova, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences: [email protected]

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