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The Methodology of Pierre Duhem

Nature volume 149, page 564 (23 May 1942) | Download Citation



IN a prefatory note the author states that his aim is to provide a summary in English of the work of Prof. Pierre Duhem (1861-1916) on scientific methodology. The greater part of the book consists of extracts from his papers and from his book “La Théorie Physique”, published in 1906 and 1914, with connecting passages supplied by the author. In the last chapter the author offers some criticisms.

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