The Formation of the Scientific Mind: a Contribution to a Psychoanalysis of Objective Knowledge

The Formation of the Scientific Mind: a Contribution to a Psychoanalysis of Objective Knowledge

Paperback Philosophy of Science S.

By (author) Gaston Bachelard

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  • Publisher: Clinamen Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 22mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 1903083206
  • ISBN 13: 9781903083208
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 395,949

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First published in 1938, this ubiquitously taught French-text translation expounds on the theory of knowledge and its development—a key element of Gaston Bachelard's notion of "the epistemological obstacle"—and the unavoidable presence in the thinking individual's mind of preconceived and misleading ideas derived from the very nature of language and culture.

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Gaston Bachelard was one of the most famous French philosophers of the 20th century. He held the chair of history and philosophy of science at the Sorbonne.