French Studies In The Philosophy Of Science

Contemporary Research in France

  • Anastasios Brenner
  • Jean Gayon

Part of the Boston Studies In The Philosophy Of Science book series (BSPS, volume 276)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Styles in Philosophy of Science and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Daniel Parrochia
      Pages 51-70
  3. General Philosophy of Science

  4. Physical and Chemical Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Gilles Cohen-Tannoudji
      Pages 115-140
    3. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
      Pages 165-186
  5. Life Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Dagognet François
      Pages 189-200
  6. Philosophy of the Behavorial and Cognitive Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 224-224
    2. Joëlle Proust
      Pages 227-253
    3. Daniel Andler
      Pages 255-300
  7. Philosophy of Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Philippe Mongin
      Pages 303-357
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 359-375

About this book


Having examined previous volumes of the Boston Studies series devoted to different countries, and having discussed the best way to present contemporary research in France, we have arrived at a careful selection of 15 participants, including the organizers. Our aim is to bring together philosophers and practicing scientist from the major institutions of the country, both universities and research centers.

The areas of research represented here cover a wide spectrum of sciences, from mathematics and physics to the life sciences, as well as linguistics and economics. This selection is a showcase of French philosophy of science, illustrating the different methods employed: logico-linguistic analysis, rational reconstruction and historical inquiry. These participants have the ability to relate their research both to the French tradition and current discussions on the international scene. Also included is a substantial historical introduction, explaining the development of philosophy of science in France, the various schools of thought and methods as well as the major concepts and their significance.


cognitive science philosophy of biology philosophy of science science

Editors and affiliations

  • Anastasios Brenner
    • 1
  • Jean Gayon
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de philosophieUniversité Paul Valéry-Montpellier IIIMontpellier cedex 5France
  2. 2.Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniquesUniversité Paris I-Panthéon SorbonneParisFrance

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