Michel Serres

French philosopher and historian of science

Michel Serres (1 September 1930 – 1 June 2019) was a French philosopher and author. In 1990, Serres was elected to the Académie française, in recognition of his position as one of France's most prominent intellectuals. He serves as a Professor of French at Stanford University.[5][6]

Michel Serres
Michel Serres in Brest, October 2014
Born(1930-09-01)1 September 1930
Died1 June 2019(2019-06-01) (aged 88)
Alma materÉcole navale
École Normale Supérieure
Era20th-century philosophy
21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern Philosophy
SchoolContinental philosophy
French epistemology[1]
InstitutionsStanford University
Main interests
Philosophy of science
Notable ideas
Hermes, the messenger of the gods, as standing for the communication that takes place between science and the arts[2]

Serres was a vocal supporter for freely accessible knowledge, especially Wikipedia.[7]

Serres died on 1 June 2019 at the age of 88.[8]

References change

  1. Conversations on Science, Culture, and Time: Michel Serres Interviewed by Bruno Latour, University of Michigan Press, 1995, p. 8.
  2. Schrift (2006), p. 181.
  3. M. Serres, "La réforme et les sept péchés," L'Arc, 42: "Bachelard special issue" (1970).
  4. Schrift (2006), p. 180.
  5. "Stanford faculty". Archived from the original on 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  6. "Stanford faculty webpage". Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. Quand l'académicien Michel Serres valide Wikipédia - Framablog
  8. Le philosophe et académicien Michel Serres est mort

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