Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 16 items

  • Keywords: solar system x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Gravity as a Universal Force of Interaction (Propositions 7–13 Book 3)

William L. Harper

in Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570409
eISBN:
9780191728679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570409.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Part I reviews Newton’s argument for his conceptual transition from gravity as centripetal forces of attraction toward planets to gravity as a universal force of pair-wise interaction between bodies. ... More


Hegel'S First Philosophy of Nature

H. S. Harris

in Hegel's Development: Night Thoughts (Jena 1801–1806)

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246541
eISBN:
9780191680991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246541.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Hegel's first philosophy of nature. The direct evidence about Hegel's philosophy of nature in 1801/2 is not quite so sparse and indirect as the evidence about his ‘logic and ... More


The Celestial Model

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue: The Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292883
eISBN:
9780191596247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292880.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Points out that there are analogies between Isaac Newton's theory of the solar system and Adam Smith's theory of society.


The Prospects for Habitable Worlds

Raymond L. Neubauer

in Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the prevalence of habitable worlds where life might begin its evolutionary journey. Research in the last two decades suggests that planets around stars other than the sun may ... More


From Big Bang to Primordial Planet: Setting the Stage for the Origin of Life

Alan W. Schwartz and Sherwood Chang

in Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233904
eISBN:
9780520928701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233904.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Life is the product of countless changes in the form of primordial stellar matter, and these changes were wrought by astrophysical and cosmochemical, as well as geological and biological, ... More


Tails in the Wind

Karel Schrijiver and Iris Schrijiver

in Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores what comets tell us about the history of the solar system and about the Sun’s outermost atmosphere through which Earth orbits its life-sustaining star. Comets are frozen bits of ... More


The Home Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter sets out to define the boundaries and explore the limits of the globe. After establishing the planet Earth as the central pivot around which the discussion will revolve, the chapter ... More


Seeking other solar systems

Gordon A. H. Walker

in A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226284132
eISBN:
9780226284163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Planetary systems are thought to be common, in part because the formation of planets can help stars to form. As stars start to condense from large, rotating gas clouds, they should spin ever faster ... More


A Professor of Eloquence

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter covers the life of John Pringle Nichol who, as the 5th Regius Professor of Astronomy (1836 to 1859), influenced extra-mural interest in the subject to a passion that the local citizens ... More


Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

James Powell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. ... More


View: