Abel Rey

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Abel Rey (French: [ʁɛ]; 29 December 1873, Chalon-sur-Saône – 13 January 1940, Paris) was a French philosopher and historian of science.

Abel Rey succeeded Gaston Milhaud as professor of the history of philosophy in its relation to science at the Sorbonne, and established the Institut d'histoire des sciences et des techniques to encourage cooperation between the sciences and humanities.[1] It has been argued that Rey influenced Philipp Frank and the formation of the Vienna Circle.[2] Rey's history of science was wide, including sciences from physics to sociology, and deep, ranging from antiquity to the present; moreover, it included the study of culture's influence on the sciences of the time.[3]

Works[edit]

  • L'énergétique et le mécanisme au point de vue des conditions de la connaissance, Paris, F. Alcan, 1905 (reprinted 1923)
  • La théorie de la physique chez les physiciens contemporains, 1907
  • La philosophie moderne, éd. Flammarion, 1908
  • La science dans l'antiquité, dans L'évolution de l'humanité, vols. 1-5
    • La Science orientale avant les Grecs (1930)
    • La jeunesse de la science grecque (1933)
    • La maturité de la pensée scientifique en Grèce (1939)
    • L'apogée de la science technique grecque : les sciences de la nature ; les mathématiques d'Hippocrate à Platon (1939)
    • L'apogée de la science technique grecque : l'essor des mathématiques (posthume, 1946)
  • Les mathématiques en Grèce, au milieu du Ve siècle, 1935

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anastasios Brenner and Jean Gayon, eds. (2009), French studies in the philosophy of science, pp. 5-6
  2. ^ Neuber, Matthias (2010). "Philosophie der modernen Physik - Philipp Frank und Abel Rey". In Brandl, Johannes L.; David, Marian; Reicher, Maria E. (eds.). Grazer Philosophische Studien: Internationale Zeitschrift für Analytische Philosophie. 80. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi. ISBN 978-90-420-2979-8.
  3. ^ Chimisso, Cristina (2003-06-01). "The tribunal of philosophy and its norms: history and philosophy in Georges Canguilhem's historical epistemology". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 34 (2): 297–327. doi:10.1016/S1369-8486(03)00027-X.