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A new edition of Dernières pensées by Jules-Henri Poincaré

Polizzi, Gaspare

Lettera Matematica, 2017, Vol.4(3), pp.177-180 [Rivista Peer Reviewed]

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  • Titolo:
    A new edition of Dernières pensées by Jules-Henri Poincaré
  • Autore: Polizzi, Gaspare
  • Descrizione: Poincaré’s Dernières pensées was published posthumously in 1913, and contains articles and lectures written in the final phase of life of Poincaré, between 1909 and 1912. A new Italian edition, entitled Ultimi pensieri , edited by Vincenzo Barone, has recently been published. The value of Dernières pensées is not merely historical, because it clarifies the context of comparison between scientists and philosophers regarding new scientific theories, fostering the birth of the epistemology of the twentieth century and causing an intense debate among scientists and the general public. It touches three levels: epistemology, with reflections on space and time, relativity, infinite; philosophy of science, with the problems of scientific truth, evolution and contingency of natural laws; ethics, with the matters linked to the relationship between science, worldview and morality.
  • Fa parte di: Lettera Matematica, 2017, Vol.4(3), pp.177-180
  • Soggetti: Philosophy of science ; Epistemology ; Mathematics ; Jules-Henri Poincaré ; Émile Boutroux
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISSN: 2281-6917 ; E-ISSN: 2281-5937 ; DOI: 10.1007/s40329-016-0151-3

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