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Serres, Michel

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The parasite by Michel Serres( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 971 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 )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 877 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
Hermès by Michel Serres( Book )

115 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The troubadour of knowledge by Michel Serres( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and English and held by 812 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( Book )

79 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 779 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 )

30 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels, a modern myth by Michel Serres( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and English and held by 573 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
Petite Poucette by Michel Serres( Book )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 395 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
Le Système de Leibniz et ses modèles mathématiques by Michel Serres( Book )

59 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 388 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?
Feux et signaux de brume, Zola by Michel Serres( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esthétiques sur Carpaccio by Michel Serres( Book )

45 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on the body by Michel Serres( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in French and English and held by 335 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
Malfeasance : appropriation through pollution? by Michel Serres( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly original and provocative book, Michel Serres reflects on the relation between nature and culture and analyzes the origins of the world's contemporary environmental problems. He does so through the surprising proposition that our cleanliness is our dirt. While all living beings pollute to lay claim to their habitat, humans have multiplied pollution's effects catastrophically since the Industrial Revolution through the economic system's mode of appropriation and its emphasis on mindless growth. He warns that while we can measure what he calls "hard pollution"--the poisoning of the Earth--we ignore at our peril the disastrous impact of the "soft pollution" created by sound and images on our psyches. Sounding the alarm that the planet is heading for disaster, Serres proposes that humanity should stop trying to "own" the world and become "renters." Building on his earlier work, especially that on hominization, he urges us to establish a "natural contract" with nature. -- Book Description
Atlas by Michel Serres( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce qui change, aujourd'hui, dans le monde? Les sciences, leurs méthodes et leurs inventions, leurs façons de voir et de transformer les choses ; les techniques, donc le travail, son organisation et le lien social qu'il suppose. Comment, donc au bout du compte, se repérer dans le nouveau monde qui se prépare et remplace l'ancien?
Jouvences sur Jules Verne by Michel Serres( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La naissance de la physique dans le texte de Lucrèce : fleuves et turbulences by Michel Serres( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in French and Portuguese and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Trésor : dictionnaire des sciences by Michel Serres( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 289 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
Les origines de la géométrie : tiers livre des fondations by Michel Serres( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Où et quand la science apparaît-elle? En Chine, à Babylone, en Égypte? De par le monde et dans l'histoire, toutes les cultures, peu ou prou, ont tenu des comptes, connu quelques nombres, observé les mouvements du ciel, suivi un calendrier, tenté de soigner les maladies. Une seule inventa de représenter des formes comme le carré, le cercle, la sphère ... et de raisonner sur elles en rigueur. Où et quand cette Géométrie apparut-elle donc? En Grèce, voici vingt-six siècles exactement. Pourquoi? Comment? Il existe si peu de réponses à ces questions que bien des historiens parlent de miracle pour qualifier un événement aussi rare. Que peut-on dire de nouveau sur de tels commencements, extraordinaires et inattendus? Trouver des origines aussi cachées exige de réfléchir, au préalable, sur le temps ; découvrir celles de la Géométrie, de faire voir d'où vient son espace. Écrire, enfin, les débuts de l'histoire des sciences oblige à chercher, pour commencer, une science de l'histoire. Ce livre examine toutes ces questions. Il a demandé trente-cinq ans à son auteur pour en rendre claires les réponses."--Page 4 of cover
Times of crisis : what the financial crisis revealed and how to reinvent our lives and future by Michel Serres( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in French and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Michel Serres, economic crises are earthquakes caused by societal tectonic plates. The current crisis erupted because of the widening discrepancy between major social changes and institutions that have remained the same since WWII. Serres, one of the first to bring nature into the political, writes, "To destroy, kill, exploit is worthless. In the long run, it means destroying ourselves." At a time when the world population has grown so much that it is exhausting natural resources and the environment, we need to rethink cultural, social, and political dynamics. Serres argues that geopolitics and economics will no longer be a two-player game, between West and East, for example, but a three-player one, in which is Earth will be the third partner. This book is one of hope as it calls for a new world and extols the importance of science for our future and political institutions. Here, Serres demonstrates an optimistic outlook in a clear and luminous language that offers new paths for reflection and, ultimately, a better life for Earth and its inhabitants"--
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The troubadour of knowledge
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Michael Serres

Michel Serres filosofo e scrittore francese

Michel Serres Frans filosoof

Michel Serres franzsischer Philosoph

Michel Serres French philosopher and author

Sai'er, Mixie'er, 1930-


Serres, M.

Serres, M. (Michel)

Serres, Michel

Мишел Сер

Серр, Мишель

میشل سر نویسنده و فیلسوف فرانسوی

미셸 세르 프랑스 철학자, 과학사가, 작가

セール, ミシェル

セール, ミッシェル


塞尔, 米歇尔, 1930-

The natural contractA History of scientific thought : elements of a history of science : translated from the FrenchThe troubadour of knowledgeThe five senses : a philosophy of mingled bodies (I)GenesisAngels, a modern mythFeux et signaux de brume, ZolaMalfeasance : appropriation through pollution?