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Stengers, Isabelle

Works: 239 works in 970 publications in 8 languages and 13,883 library holdings
Genres: History  Musical settings  Art music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Publishing director, Director, Other, Contributor, wpr, Illustrator, Interviewee, Collaborator, Opponent, Thesis advisor
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works about Isabelle Stengers
Most widely held works by Isabelle Stengers
Order out of chaos : man's new dialogue with nature by I Prigogine( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitleg van nieuwe wetenschappelijke-wijsgerige visies op de natuurwetten, in het bijzonder in de thermodynamica, berustend op het belang van de instabiliteit van bestaande systemen
The end of certainty : time, chaos, and the new laws of nature by I Prigogine( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine discusses the irreversibility of time and his findings impact on the laws of physics
Women who make a fuss : the unfaithful daughters of Virginia Woolf by Isabelle Stengers( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nouvelle alliance : métamorphose de la science by I Prigogine( Book )

86 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mondo della fisica classica è costituito da fenomeni reversibili, in cui la temporalità è un'illusione; Ilya Prigogine e Isabelle Stengers sostengono invece in questo volume che le leggi hanno una direzione nel tempo: le caratteristiche di tutte le parti del sistema del mondo sono immutabili e le parti non fanno che svolgere in eterno le conseguenze di uno stato iniziale, imperfettamente conosciuto ma perfettamente conoscibile. La scienza ritiene oggi che, lungi dall'essere un'illusione, l'irreversibilità giochi un ruolo essenziale nella natura e sia all'origine di molti processi di organizzazione spontanea, probabilmente alla base dell'auto-organizzazione biologica
The invention of modern science by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Invention of Modern Science proposes a fruitful way of going beyond the apparently irreconcilable positions, that science is either "objective" or "socially constructed." Instead, suggests Isabelle Stengers, one of the most important and influential philosophers of science in Europe, we might understand the tension between scientific objectivity and belief as a necessary part of science, central to the practices invented and reinvented by scientists."--pub. desc
The different modes of existence by Etienne Souriau( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quel rapport entre l'existence d'une oeuvre d'art et celle d'un être vivant? Entre l'existence de l'atome et celle d'une valeur comme la solidarité? Ces questions sont les nôtres à chaque fois qu'une réalité est instaurée, prend consistance et vient à compter dans nos vies, qu'il s'agisse d'un morceau de musique, d'un amour ou de Dieu en personne. Comme James ou Deleuze, Souriau défend méthodiquement la thèse d'un pluralisme existentiel. Il y a, en effet, différentes manières d'exister, et même différents degrés ou intensités d'existence : des purs phénomènes aux choses objectivées, en passant par le virtuel et le "sur-existant" dont témoignent les œuvres de l'esprit ou de l'art, tout comme le fait même de la morale. L'existence est polyphonique, et le monde s'en trouve considérablement enrichi et élargi. Outre ce qui existe au sens ordinaire du terme, il faut compter avec toutes sortes d'états virtuels ou fugaces, de domaines transitionnels, de réalités ébauchées, en devenir, qui sont autant d'intermondes. Servi par une érudition stupéfiante qui lui permet de traverser d'un pas allègre toute l'histoire de la philosophie, Souriau donne les éléments d'une grammaire de l'existence. Mais son enquête se veut aussi une introduction à "la pratique de l'art d'exister ". A quoi nous attachons-nous précisément lorsque nous aimons un être? A quoi nous engageons-nous lorsque nous nous identifions à un personnage de roman, lorsque nous valorisons une institution ou adhérons à une théorie? Et finalement, quel(s) mode(s) d'existence(s) sommes-nous capables d'envisager et d'expérimenter pour nous-mêmes? Questions métaphysiques, questions vitales. -- Back cover
A history of chemistry by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers present chemistry as a science in search of an identity, or rather as a science whose identity has changed in response to its relation to society and to other disciplines. The authors have written a book deeply enthusiastic about the conceptual, experimental, and technological complexities and challenges with which chemists have grappled over many centuries." "Beginning with chemistry's polymorphous beginnings, featuring many independent discoveries all over the globe, the narrative moves to a discussion of chemistry's niche in the eighteenth-century notion of Natural Philosophy and on to its nineteenth-century role as an exemplary scientific means of reaching positive knowledge. The authors also address contentious issues of concern to contemporary scientists: whether chemistry has become a service science; whether its status has "declined" because its value lies in assisting the leading-edge research activities of molecular geneticists and materials scientists; or whether it is redefining its agenda." "A History of Chemistry treats chemistry as a study whose subject matter, the nature and behavior of qualitatively different materials, remains constant, while the methods and disciplinary boundaries of the science constantly shift."--Jacket
Thinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of concepts by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred North Whitehead has never gone out of print, but for a time he was decidedly out of fashion in the English-speaking world. In a splendid work that serves as both introduction and erudite commentary, Isabelle Stengers-one of today's leading philosophers of science-goes straight to the beating heart of Whitehead's thought. The product of thirty years' engagement with the mathematician-philosopher's entire canon, this volume establishes Whitehead as a daring thinker on par with Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, and Michel Foucault. Reading the texts in broadly chronological order while highlighting major works, Stengers deftly unpacks Whitehead's often complicated language, explaining the seismic shifts in his thinking and showing how he called into question all that philosophers had considered settled after Descartes and Kant. She demonstrates that the implications of Whitehead's philosophical theories and specialized knowledge of the various sciences come yoked with his innovative, revisionist take on God. Whitehead's God exists within a specific epistemological realm created by a radically complex and often highly mathematical language. "To think with Whitehead today," Stengers writes, "means to sign on in advance to an adventure that will leave none of the terms we normally use as they were."
Dialog mit der Natur : neue Wege naturwissenschaftlichen Denkens by I Prigogine( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitics by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this remarkable book, Isabelle Stengers extracts from the traditional word cosmopolitism its two constituents, the cosmos and its politics; she argues that a politics that will not be attached to a cosmos is moot, and that a cosmos detached from politics is irrelevant. It is the great originality of the book to renew our definition of what it is `to belong' or `to pertain' to the world by diving deep into the sciences in order to extract their hidden cosmopolitics. Cosmopolitics I will be of immense interest for practicing scientists as well as for activists and concerned citizens."-Bruno Latour
Power and invention : situating science by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the law of thermodynamics, Stengers sets out to explain the consequences of non-linear dynamics (or chaos theory) for philosophy and science. The author makes a case for the concept of complexity that transcends the conventional boundaries of scientific discourse and that clearly exposes the risks of scientific theories
Une autre science est possible! manifeste pour un ralentissement des sciences by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and French and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like fast food, fast science is quickly prepared, not particularly good, and it clogs up the system. Efforts to tackle our most pressing issues have been stymied by conflict within the scientific community and mixed messages symptomatic of a rushed approach. What is more, scientific research is being shaped by the bubbles and crashes associated with economic speculation and the market. A focus on conformism, competitiveness, opportunism and flexibility has made it extremely difficult to present cases of failure to the public, for fear that it will lose confidence in science altogether
Histoire de la chimie by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S'appuyant sur des années de recherche, les auteures présentent une succession de cinq profils contrastés de la chimie et des chimistes, leur objectif étant de cerner la position de la chimie dans l'ensemble du savoir et de la culture
Cantare con silenzio ; Berceuse ; Libro notturno delle voci by Salvatore Sciarrino( )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre le temps et l'éternité by I Prigogine( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les concepts scientifiques : invention et pouvoir by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of psychoanalytic reason : hypnosis as a scientific problem from Lavoisier to Lacan by Léon Chertok( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This original and provocative work begins by examining the shift of scientific paradigms that took place in the late eighteenth century, a shift illustrated by the report of a French Royal Commission appointed in 1784 to investigate Mesmerism. The reactions to Mesmerism among the Commission members--in particular the chemist Lavoisier and the botanist Jussieu--crystallized conflicts about the notion of reason and its role as a scientific ideal, about how science ought to be done. The Commission's denunciation of Mesmerism as the work of the "imagination" then serves as the starting point for the authors' reconsideration of the history of psychoanalysis, notably its suppression and repression of phenomena associated with hypnosis--imagination, suggestion, and empathy--in its search to establish itself as a science in accord with the new ideal of scientific reason." "Examining the new and often troubled relationship in psychoanalysis between therapeutic effectiveness and advances in theory, the authors highlight the challenge to Freudian ideals in the 1920's by Otto Rank and Sandor Ferenczi. The discrediting of Ferenczi--engineered to a large extent by Ernest Jones and Freud himself--was an attempt to "purify" psychoanalysis of the effects of suggestion. The authors discuss Freud's own therapeutic nihilism occasioned by his recognition that suggestion, by means of the transference relationship, played an uncontrollable role in psychoanalytic therapy." "In assessing Freud's legacy, the authors examine evolving notions of psychoanalysis, especially the role played by the effects of suggestion in recent theoretical representations of the development of the subject. Asserting that hypnosis and the challenge it poses to our understanding of human motivation, reason, and the mind/body relationship constitutes the fourth narcissistic wound to the human ego (after those introduced by Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud), the authors analyze Lacan's rejection of hypnosis and explain current resistance to hypnosis through its challenge to the modern scientific notion of reason."--BOOK JACKET
Médecins et sorciers by Tobie Nathan( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans cet essai, l'auteur, pionnier de l'ethnopsychiatrie, explicite sa pensée sur l'influence des facteurs ethniques sur la genèse et les manifestations des maladies mentales. Il conclut qu'il existe d'autres systèmes psychothérapeutiques de par le monde, tout aussi efficaces que le modèle freudien, et qu'il faut en tenir compte dans le traitement des patients non-occidentaux. [SDM]
Capitalist sorcery : breaking the spell by Philippe Pignarre( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation of La Sorcellerie Capitaliste - a passionate but pragmatic critique in political philosophy. It diagnoses capitalism as a 'system of sorcery without sorcerers'. Capitalism paralyses us in ways that resembles sorcery and the book is concerned to look at ways we might defend ourselves against such a system."
D'une science a l'autre : des concepts nomades by Isabelle Stengers( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The end of certainty : time, chaos, and the new laws of nature
The invention of modern scienceA history of chemistryThinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of conceptsCosmopoliticsPower and invention : situating scienceCapitalist sorcery : breaking the spell
Alternative Names
Isabelle Stengers Belgisch filosofe

Isabelle Stengers belgische Philosophin

Isabelle Stengers filosofa e chimica belga

Isabelle Stengers philosophe belge

Isabelle Stengers philosopher of science

Stengers I.

Stengers Isabelle

Изабэль Стенгерс философ науки

Стенгерс И.

Стенгерс Изабелла

استنجر، إيزابيلا، 1949-

إيزابيل ستنغرز، 1949-

ستنجرز، إيزابيل، 1949-

스탕저, 이자벨 1949-

스탕제, 이사벨 1949-

스텐저스, 이사벨 1949-


スタンジェール, I.

スタンジェール, イザベル