Duhem in Pre-War Italian Philosophy: The Reasons of an Absence

Roberto Maiocchi


The article illustrates the presence of Duhem’s thought in Italian philosophical culture until the Great War. This presence was very scarce, so we must speak of an absence. One can identify the causes of this absence with the fact that all the great Italian philosophical currents, in different ways, have had little interest or been manifestly opposed to the tensions that came from abroad after the great discussion about the crisis of mechanicism in which Duhem was an important protagonist.


Pierre Duhem; Ernst Mach; Italian Philosophy; History of Science

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24117/2526-2270.2017.i2.08


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