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Pourquoi classer les facultés de l’esprit ? André-Marie Ampère : de la science à la philosophie et vice versa (2016)


My point is to demonstrate that Ampère’s practice in sciences is rooted in classification. In his opinion, philosophy can become scientific thanks to the paradigm of classification, inherited from a chemical point of view and from empiricism. Actually, Ampère’s analysis shows us that the classification of the mental faculties is the only way to justify the value of the paradigm of classification. That is why sciences need philosophy. Moreover, a classification can be seen as natural, if there are a rigorous inductive method and a mathematization of the relations described by this classification. Finally, the mathematization itself must be rooted in the classification of the mental faculties and the concept of intuition.

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Authors & Contributors
Hatfield, Gary Carl
Dion, Sonia Maria
Browne, E. Janet
Kaitaro, Timo
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Cahiers François Viète Center for Epistemology and History of Science and Technology (CFV)
Philosophy of Science
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Archives of Natural History
Cambridge University Press
Harvard University
Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)
Springer International Publishing
Philosophy of science
Periodic system of the elements; periodic table
Duhem, Pierre
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Ampère, André Marie
Faraday, Michael
Swartz, Olof
Poe, Edgar Allan
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
20th century
17th century
16th century
Great Britain
Jamaica (Caribbean)
American Chemical Society

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