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Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie 1861-1916

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Works: 564 works in 2,029 publications in 8 languages and 15,881 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Former owner, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Producer, Speaker
Classifications: QC6,
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The aim and structure of physical theory by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

95 editions published between 1906 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval cosmology : theories of infinity, place, time, void, and the plurality of worlds by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

157 editions published between 1913 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These selections from Le système du monde, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the sophistication of medieval science and cosmology
To save the phenomena : an essay on the idea of physical theory from Plato to Galileo by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and French and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Études sur Léonard de Vinci by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

42 editions published between 1906 and 1984 in French and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of statics by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If ever a major study of the history of science should have acted like a sudden revolution it is this book, published in two volumes in 1905 and 1906 under the title, Les origines de la statique. Paris, the place of publication, and the Librairie scientifique A. Hermann that brought it be enough of a guarantee to prevent a very different out, could seem to outcome. Without prompting anyone, for some years yet, to follow up the revolutionary vistas which it opened up, Les origines de la statique certainly revolutionized Duhem's remaining ten or so years. He became the single-handed discoverer of a vast new land of Western intellectual history. Half a century later it could still be stated about the suddenly proliferating studies in medieval science that they were so many commentariesonDuhem's countlessfindings and observations. Of course, in 1906, Paris and the intellectual world in general were mesmerized by Bergson's Evolution creatrice, freshly off the press. It was meant to bring about a revolution. Bergson challenged head-on the leading dogma of the times, the idea of mechanistic evolution. He did so by noting, among other things, that to speak of vitalism was at least a roundabout recognition of scientific ignorance about a large number of facts concerning life-processes. He held high the idea of a "vital impetus passing through matter," and indeed through all matter or the universe, an impetus thatcould be detected only through intuitiveknowledge
Essays in the history and philosophy of science by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together, these works offer a lively picture of the state of science at the turn of the century while addressing methodological issues that remain at the center of debate today
German science : some reflections on German science : German science and German virtues by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

26 editions published between 1915 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leçons sur l'électricité et le magnétisme by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

9 editions published between 1892 and 1969 in French and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les origines de la statique by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

34 editions published between 1905 and 2006 in French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les théories électriques de J. Clerk Maxwell étude historique et critique by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

13 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixture and chemical combination : and related essays by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of Duhem's work as a professional scientist was closely related to the newly emerging discipline of physical chemistry. The book and associated papers translated here revolve around his concomitant philosophical and historical interests in chemistry-topics largely uncovered by Duhem's writings hitherto available in English. He understood contemporary concerns of chemists to be a development of the ancient dispute over the nature of mixture. Having developed his historical account from distinctions drawn from the atomists and Aristotelians of antiquity, he places his own views of chemical combination squarely within the Aristotelian tradition. Apart from illuminating Duhem's own work, it is of interest to see how the ancient dispute can be related to modern science by someone competent to make such comparisons. The book is lucid and logically stringent without assuming any particular mathematical prerequisites, and provides a masterly statement of an important line of nineteenth century thought which is of interest in its own right as well as providing insight into Duhem's broader philosophical views
The evolution of mechanics by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mixte et la combinaison chimique : essai sur l'évolution d'une idée by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

27 editions published between 1902 and 1985 in French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermodynamique et chimie; leçons élémentaires by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

30 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité d'énergétique ou de thermodynami. que générale by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

21 editions published between 1911 and 1997 in French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Evolution de la mécanique ; suivi de "Les théories de la chaleur", "Analyse de l'ouvrage de Ernst Mach : La Mécanique" by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

30 editions published between 1903 and 2008 in French and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrodynamique, élasticité acoustique cours professé en 1890-1891 by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

24 editions published between 1891 and 2009 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sōzein ta phainomena : essai sur la notion de théorie physique de Platon à Galilée by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

11 editions published between 1908 and 2003 in French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the principles of thermodynamics by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations of Duhem's early work developing the foundations of termodynamics
The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell : a historical and critical study by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following an overview of 19th century electricity and magnetism, critiques Maxwell's theories, especially his electromagnetic theory of light and the ad hoc indroduction of displacement current
 
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The aim and structure of physical theory
Alternative Names
Clérice, Ch.

Clérice Ch. 1861-1916

Clérice, Ch., pseud., 1861-1916

Di-ang 1861-1916

Di-ang, Pʻi-ai-erh 1861-1916

Duhem, P.

Duhem, P. 1861-1916

Duhem, P. (Pierre), 1861-1916

Duhem, Pierre

Duhem, Pierre 1861-1916

Duhem, Pierre M.

Duhem, Pierre M. 1861-1916

Duhem, Pierre-Marie-Maurice 1861-1916

Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie

Duhem, Pierre-Maurice-Marie 1861-1916

Duhems, Pierre 1861-1916

Dyugem Pʹyer Dyuém

Pierre Duhem filosofo, storico della scienza e fisico francese

Pierre Duhem Frans filosoof

Pierre Duhem französischer Physiker, Wissenschaftshistoriker

Pierre Duhem French physicist, historian of science

Pierre Maurice Marie Dühem

Дюгем Пьер Дюэм

Дюгем, Пьер французский физик, математик и философ науки

П'єр Дюгем

Պյեր Դյուհեմ

פייר דוהם

بيار دوهيم، 1861-1916

بيير دويم

دوهيم، بيار ماري، 1861-1916

ديۋگەم پيەر ديۋەم

پیر دوهم فیزیک‌دان و فیلسوف فرانسوی

पियरे ड्यूहम

デュエム, ピェール

ピエール・デュエム

Languages
French (452)

English (164)

German (15)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Polish (1)

Latin (1)

Spanish (1)

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Medieval cosmology : theories of infinity, place, time, void, and the plurality of worldsThe origins of staticsEssays in the history and philosophy of scienceGerman science : some reflections on German science : German science and German virtuesMixture and chemical combination : and related essaysThe evolution of mechanicsCommentary on the principles of thermodynamics