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Henri Poincaré : des mathématiques à la philosophie : étude du parcours intellectuel, social et politique d'un mathématicien au début du

Abstract : After Henri Poincaré's death in 1912, his works gave rise to many studies. Thanks to these studies, his scientific works as well as the technical dimension of his philosophy are quite well known. Nevertheless, one knows very few concerning the philosophical dimension of his epistemology or concerning the kind of relationship that he would have with the members of the philosophical and intellectual communities of his time. Hence, the state of publications concerned with Poincaré's philosophy shows a kind of imbalance. The main ambition of this work is to restore the balance by showing that mathematical and physical considerations constitute necessary but not sufficient explanations of Poincaré's philosophy ; it intends to show that an inappropriate interpretation of this philosophy must take into account not only its entrenchment into scientific practice but also the relationships between Poincaré and the intellectual community. Through this work, we will deal with subjects that did no attract Poincaré's commentators very much yet : the study of the relationships between Poincaré and Emile Boutroux, the story of Poincaré's entry into the philosophical field, the analysis of his publication strategies, the study of his contributions in the field of scientific popularisation or the story of his political commitments will constitute the most important steps of a progression which final goal is the construction of Poincaré's intellectual biography.
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Laurent Rollet. Henri Poincaré : des mathématiques à la philosophie : étude du parcours intellectuel, social et politique d'un mathématicien au début du. Philosophie. Université Nancy 2, 1999. Français. ⟨NNT : 1999NAN21014⟩. ⟨tel-01751157⟩

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