|Born||12 February 1859
Lublin, Kingdom of Poland
|Died||2 December 1933 (aged 74)
|Alma mater||University of Heidelberg|
|School||French historical epistemology
|History and philosophy of science, epistemology, general relativity|
|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 at the University of Heidelberg 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)
- Donald Broady, "The epistemological tradition in French sociology", 1996.
- Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition, University of Chicago Press, 2012, p. xl.
- The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Miguel Espinoza, "Meyerson, Physics and the Intelligibility of Nature"
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