Gilles-Gaston Granger

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Gilles-Gaston[1] Granger (French: [ɡʁɑ̃ʒe]; 28 January 1920 – 24 August 2016) was a French rationalist philosopher, born in Paris.

Gilles Gaston Granger at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris, 2000.

His works discuss the philosophy of logics, mathematics, human and social sciences, Wittgenstein, Aristotle, and Jean Cavaillès. He produced the most authoritative[2] French translation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and published more than 150 scientific articles.[3]

In 1968 he co-founded with Jules Vuillemin the journal L’Âge de la Science.[3] He was president of the scientific committee of Jules Vuillemin's Archives.[4]

Biography[edit]

Works[edit]

  • Méthodologie économique (PUF, 1955)
  • La raison (1955)
  • La mathématique sociale du marquis de Condorcet (PUF, 1956)
  • Pensée formelle et sciences de l'homme (Aubier, 1960)
    • Formal Thought and the Sciences of Man, translation by Alexander Rosenberg (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 1983)[6]
  • Essai d'une philosophie du style (Armand Colin, 1968)
  • Wittgenstein (Seghers, 1969)
  • La théorie aristotélicienne de la science (Aubier, 1976)
  • Langage et épistémologie (Klincksieck, 1979)
  • Pour la connaissance philosophique (Odile Jacob, 1988)
  • Invitation à la lecture de Wittgenstein (Alinéa, 1990)
  • La vérification (Odile Jacob, 1992)
  • Le probable, le possible et le virtuel (Odile Jacob, 1995)
  • L'irrationnel (Odile Jacob, 1998)
  • La pensée de l'espace (Odile Jacob, 1999)

Many of his works[7] have been translated into Portuguese.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Usually written "Gilles Gaston" in French. "Gilles" was his alias in the Resistance, which he kept after the war. Claudine Tiercelin, "La mort du philosophe Gilles-Gaston Granger", Le Monde, 5 September 2016.]
  2. ^ Gallimard had published a first translation by Pierre Klossowski but later published Granger's translation.
  3. ^ a b Bibliography.
  4. ^ Jules Vuillemin's Archives.
  5. ^ Gilles Gaston Granger, "Rationalité et raisonnement", Université de tous les savoirs, 1, p. 215–222, Editions Odile Jacob, Paris, 2000.
  6. ^ Excerpts on Google Books.
  7. ^ WorldCat list.

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