(1924-94) Revolutionary philosopher of science who advocated what he called epistemological anarchy. As the name says it is a way of persuing science that refuses to adhere to a central dogma or method. Feyerabend believed that science is a cultural construction similar to religion and as a result believes that the government should have no part in funding it because the idea is as preposterous as the government funding the Catholic Church. Feyerabend wrote an important book Against Method which details his reasons for the complete abandoment of rules within the formation of scientific theories. The driving thesis behind espistemological anarchy is that no line of thought should be discriminated against if it ultimately gets real results and science should not be subjected to a single programmed routine. To him, science was a human endeavor and theories were human artifacts, not lofty ephemeral ideas. Compare Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn.