Article ID: CBB001211049

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


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.

Citation URI

Similar Citations

Book Henri Poincaré; David J. Stump; Mélanie Frappier; (2017)
Science and Hypothesis: The Complete Text (/isis/citation/CBB468026402/) unapi

Chapter Heinzmann, Gerhard; (2009)
Hypotheses and Conventions in Poincaré (/isis/citation/CBB001032107/) unapi

Article Bruce D. Popp; (2022)
Early application of kinetic theory of gases to star clusters (/isis/citation/CBB198631506/) unapi

Chapter Joy, Lynn S.; (2012)
Dispositional Explanations: Boyle's Problem, Newton's Solution, Hume's Response (/isis/citation/CBB001500350/) unapi

Book Dalton, John; Pellón González, Inés; (2012)
El atomismo en Química: Un nuevo sistema de Filosofía Química (/isis/citation/CBB001214185/) unapi

Article Richard Dawid; (2021)
The role of meta-empirical theory assessment in the acceptance of atomism (/isis/citation/CBB703508661/) unapi

Book C. C. W. Taylor; (1999)
The Atomists: Leucippus and Democritus: Fragments (/isis/citation/CBB857701853/) unapi

Article Elise Crull; Katherine Brading; (2017)
Epistemic Structural Realism and Poincaré’s Philosophy of Science (/isis/citation/CBB323921854/) unapi

Chapter Walter, Scott; (2009)
Hypothesis and Convention in Poincaré's Defense of Galilei Spacetime (/isis/citation/CBB001032108/) unapi

Article Folina, Janet; (1994)
Poincaré on mathematics, intuition, and the foundation of science (/isis/citation/CBB000069591/) unapi

Article Sanzo, Ubaldo; (1997)
Contro l'ontologia: Poincaré e le ipotesi scientifiche (/isis/citation/CBB000082218/) unapi

Article Videira, Antonio Augusto Passos; (1997)
Poincaré e as hipóteses indiferentes (/isis/citation/CBB000079734/) unapi

Article Klodian Coko; (2015)
Epistemology of a Believing Historian: Making Sense of Duhem's Anti-Atomism (/isis/citation/CBB386493933/) unapi

Article Robert Hudson; (2020)
What Was Perrin Really Doing in His Proof of the Reality of Atoms? (/isis/citation/CBB449145782/) unapi

Book Don S. Lemons; William R. Shanahan; Louis J. Buchholtz; (2022)
On the Trail of Blackbody Radiation: Max Planck and the Physics of his Era (/isis/citation/CBB808300995/) unapi

Article Gattinara, Enrico Castelli; (2011)
Le Rôle Civique du Rationalisme Expérimental Chez Federigo Enriques (/isis/citation/CBB001252113/) unapi

Book Poincaré, Henri; (2002)
Scientific Opportunism (L'opportunisme scientifique): An Anthology (/isis/citation/CBB000201917/) unapi

Article Mawhin, Jean; (2006)
Mach, Poincaré et le mouvement absolu: des réflexions stimulantes (/isis/citation/CBB000720171/) unapi

Article Akbaş, Meltem; (2005)
Salih Zeki and His Conference on Time (/isis/citation/CBB000931406/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Folina, Janet
Videira, Antonio Augusto Passos
Sanzo, Ubaldo
Rougier, Louis
Poincaré, Henri
Rollet, Laurent
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)
Alicante Publicaciones
Bloomsbury Academic
MIT Press
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Philosophy of science
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
Great Britain
Istanbul Darülfünunu

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment