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Open Bibliography #1

Here is a compilation of (almost) all the articles and books cited in my article Why Zeno’s Paradoxes of Motion are Actually About Immobility. Foundations of Science, 2018, 23 (4), pp.649-679. ⟨10.1007/s10699-017-9544-9⟩ Journal Articles (32) This archive contains the following items: Alper, J. S., & Bridger, M. (1997). Mathematics, Models and Zeno’s Paradoxes. Synthese, 110, […]

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Tracking of HPS citations

Because the sites that reference citations to my research do not differentiate between citations to my earlier work in polymer chemistry and my more recent work in the history and philosophy of science (HPS), this is my list of citations restricted to HPS. For now it’s easy to compile since I only have one article […]

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Master 2 MADELHIS

I am presently attending (since sept. 2022) the MASTER Epistemology, History of Science and Technology (MADELHIS) at the University of Lorraine (Nancy) : it is a Master 2 where everything (teaching, evaluation, students’ monitoring,…) is organized to be followed at distance (distance learning) . Unlike a ‘classic’ Master 2, the training is stretched over 2 […]

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Classical Mechanics and States of Motion

The philosophical (even metaphysical) consequences of the position defended in my first article, thus the philosophical problems posed by the notion of ‘instantaneous velocity’ in the framework of classical physics will be examined, and a solution will be proposed. A first version of this article, entitled “In Defense of the Unavoidable Existence of States of […]

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How did I go from doing polymer chemistry to doing epistemology of physics?

In two words: by asking scientific questions that lead to that!… but by having a higher awareness of the philosophical issues related to science than the average chemist. Roughly speaking, it is at the end of my chemistry PhD (defended in December 2006) that epistemological questions about the ‘basic equation’ of chemical kinetics led me […]

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My peer-review activities

I am now being regularly invited by journal editors to give my opinion on submitted articles. Not surprisingly, these articles are more or less directly related to Zeno’s Paradoxes. Journal title Date Topic Advice given Journal for General Philosophy of Science Sep 2020 Zeno’s metrical paradox of extension Accepted with major revision Open Philosophy Oct […]

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The Arrow argument and Zeno’s dialectic

A new interpretation, closer to the original Greek text, of the ‘Flying Arrow’ argument will be proposed. The complex dialectic formed by the 4 arguments concerning motion will be exposed. Source of illustration image: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z%C3%A9non_d%27%C3%89l%C3%A9e#/media/Fichier:Zeno_of_Elea_Tibaldi_or_Carducci_Escorial.jpg

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My first peer-review (in HPS)

This summer, I had the pleasant surprise of being contacted by the editor of the “Journal for General Philosophy of Science” asking me if I would be willing to review a manuscript dealing with one of the Zenon paradoxes. I did not at all expect to be (already) solicited for this kind of activity since […]

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First quotation of my 1st article

This is not a fresh piece of information since I had noticed it in September 2019 (that is to say before the creation of this site): the first quote of my article on Zeno’s motion paradoxes can be found in a book… of math!! It is in the ‘Notable Writings’ section of the book ‘The […]

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Self-publishing of a collaborative scientific book

I very modestly contributed (by providing the cover photo free of charge) to a collaborative scientific work edited by my best friend (and two of these colleagues); that of course concerns her area of expertise (phylogenetics) and the joyful particularity of this work is that it did without a ‘classic’ scientific editor; it is therefore […]