The Study of the Social Milieu

  • Robert Leroux


Cournot’s training in physics may not seem, at first glance, a proper foundation for addressing biological issues. But Émile Callot, who devoted some work to the biological philosophy of Cournot, is right to remind us that the author of the Traité “addressed biology not because he was curious to delve into its results, or eager to contribute to its improvement: he was neither an enlightened amateur nor a devoted student. Rather, his intention was to place this science within the sequencing of knowledge that he set out to trace.”

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  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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