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Serres, Michel

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Petite Poucette by Michel Serres( )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of this timely and thought-provoking book, a French bestseller, refers to schoolgirls sending text messages to their friends on their smart phones. Michel Serres, one of France's most important living intellectuals, uses this image to get at something far broader: that humans are formed and shaped by technologies, and that with the advent of computers, smart phones, and the Internet, a new human is being born. These new humans beings are our children--thumbelina (petite poucette) and tom thumb (petit poucet)--but technologies have been changing so fast that parents scarcely know their children. Serres documents this cultural revolution, arguing that there have been several similar revolutions in the past: from oral cultures to cultures focused on reading and writing; the advent of the printing press; and now the complex changes brought about by the new information technologies--changes that are taking place at an accelerated pace and that affect us all. (Publisher)
The parasite by Michel Serres( Book )

56 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Influential philosopher Michel Serres's foundational work uses fable to explore how human relations are identical to that of the parasite to the host body. Among Serres's arguments is that by being pests, minor groups can become major players in public dialogue - creating diversity and complexity vital to human life and thought."--Book cover
The natural contract by Michel Serres( Book )

63 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The troubadour of knowledge by Michel Serres( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do we do when we raise a child, teach a student, or educate a person as a member of society? For the French philosopher Michel Serres, all these forms of pedagogy require painful yet exhilarating departures from home and encounters with otherness. In this wide-ranging meditation on learning and difference, Serres explores numerous pathways in philosophy, science, and literature to argue that the best contemporary education requires knowledge of both science's general truths and literature's singular stories. He heralds a new pedagogy that claims that from the crossbreeding of the humanities and the sciences a new educational ideal can be born: the troubadour of knowledge
The five senses : a philosophy of mingled bodies (I) by Michel Serres( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Five Senses represents a defining break in his work, in which he leaves behind traditional philosophy to explore the history and culture of science. By examining the deleterious effects of the systematic downgrading of the senses in Western philosophy, Serres traces a topology of human perception. Writing against the Cartesian tradition and in praise of empiricism, he demonstrates repeatedly, and lyrically, the sterility of systems of knowledge divorced from bodily experience
Genesis by Michel Serres( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyrical, breathtaking exploration of the chaos and multiplicity that underlie imposed conventions of order
Angels, a modern myth by Michel Serres( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new work Michel Serres, France's foremost philosopher of science, explores how traditional images of angels in art and legend foretell the preoccupations of modern life. Divided, as between Heaven and Hell, into First and Third Worlds, our societies search for ways to make contact, both by means of the most basic interpersonal relations and high-tech communications. The role of the messenger, Serres argues, is as important now as it was in Biblical times, perhaps more, and yet we lack a philosophy which can explain this role - a philosophy of movement, of communication. Angels: A Modern Myth offers such a philosophy, showing how angels as message-bearers are still part of our modern world, our means of bringing together and understanding science, law, and religion, and perhaps also the means of satisfying our need for reason, justice, and consolation. Abundantly illustrated with an astounding breadth of images ranging from Renaissance paintings to film stills, satellite photographs, computer microchips, and medical microscopy, this thought-provoking book addresses some of the most crucial issues of our time and will make essential reading for anyone seeking to comprehend the new phase of human development engendered by the transformation of our world by information technology
Eléments d'histoire des sciences by Michel Serres( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique et construit par bifurcations, ce gros livre traite l'histoire des sciences par questions fondamentales et réponses détaillées, de Babylone à l'invention de l'ordinateur. Il intéressera un public très large: honnête homme, scientifique, historien, philosophe, etc. [SDM]
Variations on the body by Michel Serres( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned philosopher, Michel Serres writes a text in praise of the body and movement, in praise of teachers of physical education, coaches, mountain guides, athletes, dancers, mimes, clowns, artisans, and artists. This work describes the variations, the admirable metamorphoses that the body can accomplish. While animals lack such a variety of gestures, postures, and movements, the fluidity of the human body mimics the leisure of living beings and things; what's more, it creates signs. Already here, within its movements and metamorphoses, the mind is born. The five senses are not the only
Les cinq sens by Michel Serres( Book )

75 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Sense and Sensibility: Translating the Bodily Experience -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Veils -- Birth -- Tattoos -- Canvas, veil, skin -- Hermes and the peacock -- Subtle -- Variation -- Vair 4 -- Mists -- Common sense -- Mixture, unveiling -- Chapter 2 Boxes -- Healing at Epidaurus -- Three kinds of audible -- Soft and hard -- Passages -- Cells -- Chapter 3 Tables -- Animal spirits -- Memory -- Statue -- Death -- Birth -- Chapter 4 Visit -- (Local) landscape -- (Global) displacement -- Method and rambling (the global and the local) -- Circumstances -- Mingled place -- Chapter 5 Joy -- Stained glass -- Healing in France -- Signature -- Notes
Biogea by Michel Serres( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biogea is a mixture of poetry, philosophy, science, and biography exemplary of the style that has made Michel Serres one of the most extraordinary thinkers of his age. His philosophical and poetic inquiry sings in praise of earth and life, what he names singularly as Biogea."
Le Système de Leibniz et ses modèles mathématiques by Michel Serres( Book )

71 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leibniz est de notre temps, il est notre prédécesseur. Il a commencé de construire le monde où nous vivons, il l'a reconnu avant nous, mieux que nous. Nos mathématiques naissent avec lui, nos sciences physiques sont prévues par lui, nos réseaux de communication, nos stocks de données, nos arts du signe et du langage ... sont déjà dans ses écrits, ainsi que les terres où ces formes s'incarnent. Leibniz habite nos débuts, il hante nos achèvements. Suivre les voies, les carrefours, les connexions de son système, en décrire les façons locales, en calculer la cohésion globale, c'est déjà explorer l'espace d'aujourd'hui. Le fil d'Ariane ici choisi est ce qu'il appelait : mathématique universelle. Sans doute il en est d'autres, celui-là est le plus facile : économie, simplicité, démonstration. Ce fil conduit des multiplicités les plus diffuses, comme celles de l'histoire, à l'unité d'un point. Le réseau est une harmonie : musique, accord et paix. Le système est optimiste, pourrons-nous en reconstruire un aussi beau, parmi les bruits et la fureur?
Hermès by Michel Serres( Book )

46 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feux et signaux de brume, Zola by Michel Serres( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esthétiques sur Carpaccio by Michel Serres( Book )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of scientific thought : elements of a history of science : translated from the French( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an analytical introduction to key historical and philosophical moments in the history of science. It focuses on significant turning-points in scientific history and discusses the main thinkers and their impact upon the world of science
Jouvences sur Jules Verne by Michel Serres( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in French and Italian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermès by Michel Serres( Book )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in French and English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hermès, dieu des carrefours et chemins, des marchands et des messages, porte des ailes aux chevilles, le caducée à la main ; il vole, il passe, vite, sait les secrets, invente, met en communication. Il a été choisi, voici un quart de siècle, pour emblème d'une philosophie qui ne cesse de parler de lui. A cette époque, pourtant, Prométhée régnait dans les corps et les mains, il occupait les têtes et les langues : la production était au centre et non la communication. Ce fut donc un pari d'annoncer la fin du dieu des forges et le commencement du dieu des transmissions. La philosophie anticipe le savoir et les pratiques à venir, elle doit le montrer. Pari gagné : en vingt-cinq ans, les sciences comme les techniques, l'économie et la vie quotidienne se sont rangées sous le caducée d'Hermès. Ceux qui l'ont compris le plus tôt et le mieux se sont le mieux tirés de la crise. L'annonce faite ici part de tous les points de l'horizon en même temps, sur le pourtour de l'encyclopédie : traduite en mathématique, dite en philosophie, mais aussi dans les langues usuelles, celle des voyages et des cartes, des réseaux, sur le dessin tissé par Pénélope, dans les langues les plus humaines, des sciences humaines, de la critique, des contes, de la comédie et du rire. Hermès fait communiquer les lieux les plus éloignés, les lieux les plus éloignés chantent sa louange. Si la philosophie anticipe, elle ne cesse aussi de travailler à la synthèse des savoirs et des pratiques, de la pensée abstraite et de la vie quotidienne. Voici les premières pierres de la synthèse à venir."
Le Trésor : dictionnaire des sciences by Michel Serres( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre à vocation encyclopédique propose une lecture raisonnée du paysage de la science contemporaine. Il restitue l'essentiel de chaque discipline et donne les clés pour en comprendre les enjeux, les perspectives et les limites
La naissance de la physique dans le texte de Lucrèce : fleuves et turbulences by Michel Serres( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The troubadour of knowledge
The natural contractThe troubadour of knowledgeThe five senses : a philosophy of mingled bodies (I)GenesisAngels, a modern mythFeux et signaux de brume, ZolaA History of scientific thought : elements of a history of science : translated from the FrenchLa naissance de la physique dans le texte de Lucrèce : fleuves et turbulences
Alternative Names
Michael Serres

Michel Serres filosofo e scrittore francese

Michel Serres Frans filosoof

Michel Serres französischer Philosoph

Michel Serres French philosopher and author

Michel Serres philosophe, historien des sciences et homme de lettres français

Sai'er, Mixie'er 1930-


Serres, M.

Serres, M. (Michel)

Serres Michel

Мишел Сер

Серр, Мишель

ميشال سيريس ميشال سيريس (أجان، 1 سبتمبر 1930) هو فيلسوف وكاتب فرنسي.سيريس من مؤيدي حرية الحصول على المعرفة، ولا سيما ويكيبيديا.

میشل سر نویسنده و فیلسوف فرانسوی

미셸 세르 프랑스 철학자, 과학사가, 작가

세르, 미셀 1930-

세르, 미셸 1930-

セール, ミシェル

セール, ミッシェル

セール, ミッシェル 1930-


塞尔, 米歇尔 1930-



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