Philosophy and the Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists
& Other Essays
Verso: 1990. Hardcover in a jacket. First edition. Near fine.
"You see before you a philosopher: philosophers took the initiative of organizing this course, having judged it possible, opportune, and useful.
Why? Because, being familiar with works on the history of philosophy and of the sciences and having friends who are scientists, we have arrived at a certain idea of the relations that philosophy necessarily maintains with the sciences. Better still: a certain idea of the relations that philosophy should maintain with the sciences if it is to serve them rather than enslave them. Better still: because, as a result of an experience external to philosophy and to the sciences but indispensable to an understanding of their relationship, we have arrived at a certain idea of which philosophy can serve the sciences."