Regarding your final sentence, I discovered something striking about Feyerabend a while back. You imply, and I always assumed, that Feyerabend started with "anything goes" as an abstract methodological position and used alternative medicine as an example.

But the source I read indicated that it went the other way - he was strongly committed to alternative medicine, and this was what drove the development of his theoretical position. His SEP article gives some support to this interpretation

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I am not surprised by this.

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