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Stengers, Isabelle

Works: 190 works in 690 publications in 9 languages and 10,746 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Director, Contributor, Translator, Publishing director, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: Q175, 501
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Isabelle Stengers
Most widely held works by Isabelle Stengers
Order out of chaos : man's new dialogue with nature by I Prigogine( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uitleg van nieuwe wetenschappelijke-wijsgerige visies op de natuurwetten, in het bijzonder in de thermodynamica, berustend op het belang van de instabiliteit van bestaande systemen
The end of certainty : time, chaos, and the new laws of nature by I Prigogine( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine discusses the irreversibility of time and his findings impact on the laws of physics
The invention of modern science by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of chemistry by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers present chemistry as a science in search of an identity, or rather as a science whose identity has changed in response to its relation to society and to other disciplines. The authors have written a book deeply enthusiastic about the conceptual, experimental, and technological complexities and challenges with which chemists have grappled over many centuries." "Beginning with chemistry's polymorphous beginnings, featuring many independent discoveries all over the globe, the narrative moves to a discussion of chemistry's niche in the eighteenth-century notion of Natural Philosophy and on to its nineteenth-century role as an exemplary scientific means of reaching positive knowledge. The authors also address contentious issues of concern to contemporary scientists: whether chemistry has become a service science; whether its status has "declined" because its value lies in assisting the leading-edge research activities of molecular geneticists and materials scientists; or whether it is redefining its agenda." "A History of Chemistry treats chemistry as a study whose subject matter, the nature and behavior of qualitatively different materials, remains constant, while the methods and disciplinary boundaries of the science constantly shift."--Jacket
La nouvelle alliance : métamorphose de la science by I Prigogine( Book )
45 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entre le temps et l'éternité by I Prigogine( Book )
36 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Power and invention : situating science by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using the law of thermodynamics, Stengers sets out to explain the consequences of non-linear dynamics (or chaos theory) for philosophy and science.The author makes a case for the concept of complexity that transcends the conventional boundaries of scientific discourse and that clearly exposes the risks of scientific theories
Thinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of concepts by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfred North Whitehead has never gone out of print, but for a time he was decidedly out of fashion in the English-speaking world. In a splendid work that serves as both introduction and erudite commentary, Isabelle Stengers-one of today's leading philosophers of science-goes straight to the beating heart of Whitehead's thought. The product of thirty years' engagement with the mathematician-philosopher's entire canon, this volume establishes Whitehead as a daring thinker on par with Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, and Michel Foucault. Reading the texts in broadly chronological order while highlighting major works, Stengers deftly unpacks Whitehead's often complicated language, explaining the seismic shifts in his thinking and showing how he called into question all that philosophers had considered settled after Descartes and Kant. She demonstrates that the implications of Whitehead's philosophical theories and specialized knowledge of the various sciences come yoked with his innovative, revisionist take on God. Whitehead's God exists within a specific epistemological realm created by a radically complex and often highly mathematical language. "To think with Whitehead today," Stengers writes, "means to sign on in advance to an adventure that will leave none of the terms we normally use as they were."
Cosmopolitics by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de la chimie by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in French and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
S'appuyant sur des années de recherche, les auteures présentent une succession de cinq profils contrastés de la chimie et des chimistes, leur objectif étant de cerner la position de la chimie dans l'ensemble du savoir et de la culture
Dialog mit der Natur : neue Wege naturwissenschaftlichen Denkens by I Prigogine( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in German and Multiple languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critique of psychoanalytic reason : hypnosis as a scientific problem from Lavoisier to Lacan by Léon Chertok( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les concepts scientifiques : invention et pouvoir by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Médecins et sorciers by Tobie Nathan( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in French and Italian and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans cet essai, l'auteur, pionnier de l'ethnopsychiatrie, explicite sa pensée sur l'influence des facteurs ethniques sur la genèse et les manifestations des maladies mentales. Il conclut qu'il existe d'autres systèmes psychothérapeutiques de par le monde, tout aussi efficaces que le modèle freudien, et qu'il faut en tenir compte dans le traitement des patients non-occidentaux. [SDM]
La guerre des sciences by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capitalist sorcery : breaking the spell by Philippe Pignarre( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An English translation of La Sorcellerie Capitaliste - a passionate but pragmatic critique in political philosophy. It diagnoses capitalism as a 'system of sorcery without sorcerers'. Capitalism paralyses us in ways that resembles sorcery and the book is concerned to look at ways we might defend ourselves against such a system"--
D'une science a l'autre : des concepts nomades by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sciences et pouvoirs : la démocratie face à la technoscience by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'impuissance actuelle des citoyens face aux mutations imposées par le pouvoir de la technoscience n'est pas une fatalité : une autre vision de la science peut permettre de concilier rationalité et démocratie. La qualité démocratique d'une société dépend de la manière dont les citoyens mettent en cause les experts et les interpellent
La volonté de faire science : à propos de la psychanalyse by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'invention de la mécanique [pouvoir et raison] by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.29 for The end of ... to 0.87 for Capitalist ...)
Alternative Names
Stengers, I.
Stengers, Isabelle
Стенгерс, Изабелла
スタンジェール, I
スタンジェール, イザベル
French (186)
English (98)
German (21)
Italian (9)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (2)
Arabic (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Multiple languages (1)