Emile Meyerson’s writings on the philosophy of science are a rich source of ideas and information concerning many philosophical and historical aspects of the. MEYERSON, ÉMILE(b. Lyublin, Russia [now Lublin, Poland], 12 February ; d. Paris, France, 4 December )history and philosophy of science. WE regret to record the death, which occurred on December 4, of M. Emile Meyerson. Many British philosophers knew the hospitable apartment of the Rue.

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As George Boas put it. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Anton Bespalov for the English mfyerson of some parts of this speach.

On the contrary, both believed Einstein’s theory of relativity to be another step toward the realisation of Plato’s and Descartes’ dream of reducing the real to the rational by reducing physics to geometry.

The causal postulate ultimately leads to the annihilation of the external world. His study generates two main questions. Retrieved from ” https: Lyublin, Russia [now Lublin, Poland], ; d.

Yet the invariability of logic is not the invariability of reason in Meyersonian sense. In Revue Philosophique, mars-avril, They believe in natural forces and use unusual ways of individualisation of persons and things.

Founded as a stronghold in the late 9th century, the settlement grew up around the castle and received town rights in Lowenberg hailed him as a new Kant and thought that Meyerson had provided an important refutation of positivism. In the past, the human mind has never modified its essence.

CP extends the causal postulate to the world of common sense. In these works he pointed to the necessity to see human thought in its own historic and cultural context, while meyerxon on the differences in the ways of reasoning in different historic eras. The first rational principle predisposes a scientist to expect that nature shall attend herself emi,e some degree of regularity.


Meyerson was educated in Germany, where he studied from the ages of twelve to twenty-three and passed his Abitur. For instance, the proposition 7 plus 5 equals 12 expresses identity while accounting for meywrson differences between antecedent and consequent.

We do not have the identities of antecedent and consequent supposed by the causal postulate. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. French historical epistemology [1] Epistemological realism Neo-Kantianism [2]. For treatment of philosophical issues raised by the problems and…. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The focus of explanation is on positing the persistence of identities to think is to identifynot on the nature of the persistent residuum. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

In order to explore human reason, one has to pay attention to the various historical forms and products in which the reason manifest itself. This biography of a French philosopher is a stub. Journal de psychologiepp. And we thus can criticise the ancient authors, if their thought was not elaborate enough, if the conclusions necessarily following from their convictions were not made.

The Second Edition appears in This book is an inductive study of the theories generated by scientific thought—from their first beginnings in the works of the early Atomists to their latest developments in quantum physics—to uncover the psychological principles that accompany all scientific inductions.

Meyerson suggested that the same rational tendency to identify matter created the principles of conservation and ultimately lead to the elimination of time. Thank you for your feedback. Only an individual can think logically or not — and this makes him a good or a bad thinker. Transaction Publishers,p. The irrational nature of diversity means that some aspect of reality will always remain unknown. First, science is an attempt to generate a theory of everything through the discovery of increasingly comprehensive identity propositions.


And although he held scientific thought to be a continauation of commonsense views— both of them are founded on the concept of a Ding an sich Meyerson did not adopt a realist philosophy based on a fixed philosophcial system.

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Meyerson expressed the fundamental distinction between the principles of reason and between Comte and himself as follows:. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

On his metaphysics, see Kenneth A. These along with Essaisa posthumous publication of his major articles, make up the whole of his work. The second principle, leads a scientist to expect that the identification of meyersson and consequent shall explain the phenomena of observation.

Meyerson said that Comte did meeyrson pursue explanations in science because he limited the psychology of thought to the first of these principles.

Science, he says, attempts equally to explain phenomena. He reminds us that it costs energy to do work and the fully reversible reaction of rational mechanics is an illusion.

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