Gaston Milhaud

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Gaston Milhaud (10 August 1858, Nîmes – 1 October 1918) was a French philosopher and historian of science.

Gaston Milhaud studied mathematics with Gaston Darboux at the École Normale Supérieure. In 1881 he took a teaching post at the University of Le Havre. In 1891 he became professor of mathematics at Montpellier University, and in 1895 became professor of philosophy there.[1] In 1909 a chair in the history of philosophy in its relationship to the sciences was created for him at the Sorbonne. Milhaud's successor in the chair was Abel Rey.

Works[edit]

  • Leçons sur les origines de la science grecque, Paris, F.Alcan, 1893
  • Essai sur les conditions et les limites de la certitude logique, 1894
  • Le rationnel: études complémentaires à l'Essai sur la certitude logique, 1898
  • Les philosophes-géomètres de la Grèce, Platon et ses prédécesseurs, Paris, 1900
  • Études sur la pensée scientifique chez les Grecs et chez les modernes, Paris, 1906
  • Nouvelles études sur l'histoire de la pensée scientifique, 1910
  • Descartes savant, Paris, 1921
  • La philosophie de Charles Renouvier, 1927
  • Études sur Cournot, 1927

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Peiffer, 'Milhaud, Gaston', in Joseph Warren Dauben and Christoph J. Scriba, eds., Writing the history of mathematics: its historical development, Birkhäuser, 2002, p.486