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Essays in the history and philosophy of science

Author: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; Roger Ariew; Peter Barker
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, for the first time in English, are the philosophical essays - including the first statement of the "Duhem Thesis" - that formed the basis for Aim and Structure of Physical Theory, together with new translations of the historiographical essays presenting the equally celebrated "Continuity Thesis" by Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), a founding figure of the history and philosophy of science. Prefaced by an introduction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; Roger Ariew; Peter Barker
ISBN: 0872203085 9780872203082 0872203093 9780872203099
OCLC Number: 33968944
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: xx, 290 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Pierre Duhem: Life and Works --
Selected Bibliography of Duhem's Works --
Selected Bibliography of Works on Duhem --
1. Some Reflections on the Subject of Physical Theories (1892) --
2. Physics and Metaphysics (1893) --
3. The English School and Physical Theories (1893) --
4. Some Reflections on the Subject of Experimental Physics (1894) --
5. Analysis of Mach's The Science of Mechanics: A Critical and Historical Account of Its Development (1903) --
6. From To Save the Phenomena: Essay on the Concept of Physical Therapy from Plato to Galileo (1908) --
7. Letter to Father Bulliot, on Science and Religion (1911) --
8. History of Physics (1911) --
9. The Nature of Mathematical Reasoning (1912) --
10. Logical Examination of Physical Theory (1913)
Responsibility: translated and edited, with introduction, by Roger Ariew and Peter Barker.

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Presents the genesis of the ideas of Duhem, philosopher and historian, of the variety of his styles, and also the limits of his work.  Read more...

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