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'The battle is on': Lakatos, Feyerabend and the student protests

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This paper shows how late 1960s student protests influenced the thought of Imre Lakatos and Paul Feyerabend. I argue that student movements shaped their work from this period, specifically Lakatos’ ‘Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes’ and Feyerabend’s Against Method. Archival documents show that their political environments at London and Berkeley inflected their writing on scientific method, entrenching Lakatos’ search for a rationalist account of theory change, and encouraging Feyerabend’s ‘anarchistic’ theory of knowledge.

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