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Bachelard, Gaston (1884-1962)

Chimisso, C. (2017) Bachelard, Gaston (1884-1962). in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 1-4.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781405165518.wbeos0722
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Abstract

Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) was a French philosopher who wrote on science and the imagination. He is the main representative of the French tradition in the philosophy of science that has been named historical epistemology. Of particular importance for subsequent scholars have been his concepts of epistemological break, epistemological obstacle, and regional rationalism. His views of knowledge as rectified error, and of scientific object as sharply distinct from the natural object, have also been influential. The philosophers Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser and the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu have drawn significantly on his philosophy.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2007 John Wiley
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 52060
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/52060
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