Article ID: CBB001211049

Poincaré's “Les conceptions nouvelles de la matière” (2012)

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We present a translation of Poincaré's hitherto untranslated essay of 1912: Les conceptions nouvelles de la matière. We distinguish two strands in Poincaré's thinking about atomism. One strand concerns the possibility of deciding the atomic hypothesis. The other strand is concerned with whether the analysis of matter has a finite bound. We show that Poincaré accepted Perrin's investigations as demonstrating the existence of atoms.

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Authors & Contributors
Folina, Janet
Videira, Antonio Augusto Passos
Sanzo, Ubaldo
Rougier, Louis
Poincaré, Henri
Rollet, Laurent
Journals
HOPOS
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Historia de Ciência
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Publishers
Birkhäuser
Alicante Publicaciones
Bloomsbury Academic
MIT Press
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Concepts
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Philosophy of science
Atomism
Physics
Translations
Epistemology
People
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Mach, Ernst
Ekinci, Salih Zeki
Dalton, John
Enriques, Federigo
Hume, David
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century
17th century
Ancient
Places
China
Turkey
Great Britain
Italy
France
Institutions
Istanbul Darülfünunu
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