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Research orientation and teaching projects

Alexandre Koyré

Abstract


Since the beginning of my research I have been convinced that there exists a unity of human thought, especially in its higher forms. It seems impossible to me to keep separate, in watertight compartments, the history of philosophical thought and that of religious thought, in which the former is always immersed, be it to draw inspiration, be it to mount opposition to the latter.

This conviction, once transformed into a principle of research, has proven fruitful for the development of medieval and modern thought, even in the case of a philosophy that also seems bereft of religious concerns like Spinoza’s. But one must venture further. I had to quickly convince myself that it was also impossible to underestimate the study of the structure of scientific thought.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4454/philinq.v7i2.264

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