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Stengers, Isabelle

Works: 202 works in 825 publications in 11 languages and 12,799 library holdings
Genres: History  Musical settings  Art music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Director, Translator, Contributor, Other, Interviewee, Illustrator, Creator, Opponent
Classifications: Q175, 501
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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 )

47 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,792 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 3 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine discusses the irreversibility of time and his findings impact on the laws of physics
A history of chemistry by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 805 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 )

85 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mondo della fisica classica è costituito da fenomeni reversibili, in cui la temporalità è un'illusione; Ilya Prigogine e Isabelle Stengers sostengono invece in questo volume che le leggi hanno una direzione nel tempo: le caratteristiche di tutte le parti del sistema del mondo sono immutabili e le parti non fanno che svolgere in eterno le conseguenze di uno stato iniziale, imperfettamente conosciuto ma perfettamente conoscibile. La scienza ritiene oggi che, lungi dall'essere un'illusione, l'irreversibilità giochi un ruolo essenziale nella natura e sia all'origine di molti processi di organizzazione spontanea, probabilmente alla base dell'auto-organizzazione biologica
The invention of modern science by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of concepts by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 405 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."
Entre le temps et l'éternité by I Prigogine( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and invention : situating science by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 336 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
Dialog mit der Natur : neue Wege naturwissenschaftlichen Denkens by I Prigogine( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitics by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Médecins et sorciers by Tobie Nathan( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in French and Italian and held by 234 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]
Cantare con silenzio ; Berceuse ; Libro notturno delle voci by Salvatore Sciarrino( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of psychoanalytic reason : hypnosis as a scientific problem from Lavoisier to Lacan by Léon Chertok( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les concepts scientifiques : invention et pouvoir by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in French and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalist sorcery : breaking the spell by Philippe Pignarre( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 162 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 )

7 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sciences et pouvoirs : la démocratie face à la technoscience by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in French and held by 145 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 )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women who make a fuss : the unfaithful daughters of Virginia Woolf by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The different modes of existence by Etienne Souriau( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The end of certainty : time, chaos, and the new laws of nature
Alternative Names
Isabelle Stengers Belgisch filosofe

Isabelle Stengers Belgisch filosoof

Isabelle Stengers belgische Philosophin

Isabelle Stengers filosofa e chimica belga

Isabelle Stengers philosopher of science

Stengers I.

Stengers, Isabelle

Стенгерс, Изабелла

스탕저, 이자벨 1949-

스텐저스, 이사벨 1949-


スタンジェール, I.

スタンジェール, イザベル

A history of chemistryThe invention of modern scienceThinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of conceptsPower and invention : situating scienceCosmopoliticsCapitalist sorcery : breaking the spell