|Born||12 February 1859
Lublin, Kingdom of Poland
|Died||2 December 1933
|Era||20th century philosophy|
|Main interests||History and philosophy of science, epistemology, general relativity|
|Notable ideas||Principle of lawfulness, principle of causality|
Émile Meyerson (French: [mɛjɛʁsɔn]; 12 February 1859 – 2 December 1933) was a Polish-born French epistemologist, chemist, and philosopher of science. Meyerson was born in Lublin, Poland. He died in his sleep of a heart attack at the age of 74.
Meyerson was educated in Germany and studied chemistry under Robert Wilhelm Bunsen. In 1882 Meyerson settled in Paris. He served as foreign editor of the Havas news agency, and later as the director of the Jewish Colonization Association for Europe and Asia Minor. He became a naturalized French citizen after World War I.
- Identité et réalité (1908)
- De lexplication dans les sciences, 2 Vols. (1921)
- La déduction relativiste (1925)
- Du cheminement de la pensée, 3 Vols. (1931)
- Réel et déterminisme dans la physique quantique (1933)
- Essais (1936)
- Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition, University of Chicago Press, 2012, p. xl.
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