Du cheminement de la pensée

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THE last work of M. Émile Meyerson is a noble completion of those which have preceded it. It is marked by the same thoroughness and impartiality in examining the views of others, the same steadiness in presenting his own, the same confidence in the progress of science and the growing unity of thought. Coming last, and being written with due care and leisure, it contains a full review of the philosophical bearing of relativity and the quantum theory, as well as a recapitulation of the argument of the earlier books. The third volume of this work, which consists entirely of extracts from the writers whom he quotes from all ages, is alone well worth the trouble of publication; and the whole three volumes, sold at little more than £1 (gold currency !), are indispensable for anyone interested in the nature and history of scientific thinking. The excellent French, the invariable politeness, the flashes of humour, make the book as delightful as it is enlightening.

Du cheminement de la pensée.

Par Émile Meyerson. (Bibliothèque de philosophic contemporaine.) Tome 1. Pp. xxvii + 294. Tome 2. Pp. 295–716. Tome 3. Pp. 717–1036. (Paris: Félix Alcan, 1931.) 130 francs.

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MARVIN, F. Du cheminement de la pensée . Nature 129, 42–43 (1932) doi:10.1038/129042a0

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