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The Interpretation of Nature and the Origins of Physico‐Theology

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296446
eISBN:
9780191711985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296446.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There was always a lack of fit between natural philosophy and natural history in the Aristotelian tradition, and the latter was better adapted to the Christian idea of the universe as something ... More


f i v e The Universal Natural History The Purposiveness of Nature

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s second book, Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755). Section 1 describes the context of the book and Kant’s critique of static and anthropocentric ... More


f o u r f o u r The Conversion to Newton

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s studies from 1754 to 1757, the application of his dynamic perspectives to fire, tides, the Earth’s rotation, climate, winds, and earthquakes. Section 1 surveys the ... More


Natural history

Peter R. Anstey

in John Locke and Natural Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199589777
eISBN:
9780191725487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589777.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that, given our lack of epistemic access to the inner natures of substances, Locke believed that the correct method of natural philosophy is the construction of Baconian natural ... More


Projection, Religion, and the External World

P. J. E. Kail

in Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199229505
eISBN:
9780191710728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229505.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces the notion of projection through a comparison of Hume's accounts of the emergence of religious belief and the belief in the external world. It distinguishes between ... More


John Locke and Natural Philosophy

Peter R. Anstey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199589777
eISBN:
9780191725487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589777.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book studies Locke's views on the content and method of natural philosophy. Focusing on his Essay concerning Human Understanding, but also drawing extensively from Locke's other writings and ... More


Hume's Lucretian Mission: Is It Self-Refuting?

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Whatever the merits of the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise, it may be argued that there remain significant puzzles and problems relating to the coherence of Hume's aim to discredit and ... More


Four Dissertations

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The four dissertations which Andrew Millar accepted for publication had probably been composed between 1749 and 1751, after David Hume's return from Turin and before he plunged into active ... More


The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841

Stephen Gaukroger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757634
eISBN:
9780191817366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757634.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Science in the West since the seventeenth century has undergone a unique form of cumulative development in which it has been consolidated through integration into and shaping of a culture. But in the ... More


Constructing Natural Historical Facts: Baconian Natural History in Newton’s First Paper on Light and Colors

Dana Jalobeanu

in Newton and Empiricism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337095
eISBN:
9780199373994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337095.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Newton’s first published paper on light and colors begins with a Baconian ’historical narration’ about the context, origin, methodology, and development of the experimentum crucis. This chapter ... More


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