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Boutroux, Étienne Émile Marie

(1845–1921). Fr. philos.; prof. Sorbonne. Denied omnipotence of causality. Science deals with only part of reality. There is in reality “a certain degree of contingency”; science deals with selected data but reason must consider the wholeness of things in their quality. value, and significance for life and include spiritual interpretation. Works include De la contingence des lois de la nature (tr. F. Rothwell, The Contingency of the Laws of Nature); De l'idee de loi naturelle dans la science et la philosophie (tr. F. Rothwell, Natural Law in Science and Philosophy); Science et religion dans la philosophie contemporaine (tr. J. Nield, Science & Religion in Contemporary Philosophy).

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