Alexandre Koyré

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Alexandre Koyré
Born29 August 1892
Died28 April 1964 (1964-04-29) (aged 71)
EducationUniversity of Göttingen (1908–1911)
Collège de France (1912–1913)
University of Paris (1911–1914)
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolContinental philosophy
Phenomenology
French historical epistemology[1]
InstitutionsÉcole pratique des hautes études (1931–1962)
Johns Hopkins University (1946–?)
The New School (1941)
Main interests
History of science
Philosophy of science
Historical epistemology
Notable ideas
Criticism of positivist philosophy of science

Alexandre Koyré (/kwɑːˈr/; French: [kwaʁe]; 29 August 1892 – 28 April 1964), was a French philosopher. He was born in Russia. He wrote on the history and philosophy of science.

Koyré was born in Taganrog, Russia. He was a Jewish person. In 1914 he joined the French Foreign Legion and fought on the Russian front in 1916.

During World War II, Koyré lived in New York City, and taught at the New School for Social Research.

He died in Paris on 28 April 1964.

References[change | change source]

  1. José Lopez, Society and Its Metaphors: Language, Social Theory and Social Structure, Bloomsbury Academic, 2003, p. 117.
  2. Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1970 (2nd ed.), p. 48.

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