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I had often warned my students not to identify with their work. I told them, “If you want to achieve something, if you want to write a book, paint a picture, be sure that the center of your existence is somewhere else and that it’s solidly grounded; only then will you be able to keep your cool and laugh at the attacks that are bound to come.” I myself had followed this advice in the past, but now I was alone, sick with some unknown affliction; my private life was in a mess, and I was without a defense.

Paul Feyerabend, Killing Time

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December 18, 2018 at 7:30 am

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Given any rule, however “fundamental” or “rational,” there are always circumstances when it is advisable not only to ignore the rule, but to adopt its opposite…There is only one principle that can be defended under all circumstances and in all stages of human development. It is the principle: anything goes.

Paul Feyerabend, Against Method

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December 19, 2017 at 7:30 am

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