Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-15 of 15 items

  • Keywords: corpuscular x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Asclepiades?

J. T. Vallance

in The Lost Theory of Asclepiades of Bithynia

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242482
eISBN:
9780191680489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242482.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Asclepiadean corpuscular hypothesis can be seen for what it was. It was not Epicurean as to the extent that it stands in a tradition of ‘monistic theories’, the theory might broadly be termed ... More


Before and After

J. T. Vallance

in The Lost Theory of Asclepiades of Bithynia

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242482
eISBN:
9780191680489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242482.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Ascelepiadean corpuscular hypothesis can be related quite closely to certain aspects of Erasistratean physiology. A series of reports also suggest that Asclepiades and Erasistratus adopted a ... More


Colours and Powers

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his masterly book on Locke, Michael Ayers criticizes Locke's conception of colour-words as primarily naming simple ideas of colour while ‘secondarily’ naming whatever it is in objects that causes ... More


Natural philosophy and the aims of the Essay

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/9780199589777.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter challenges the claim that Locke's aim in writing the Essay was to defend or support mechanical philosophy. The chapter argues, instead, that Locke's stated aims have little to do with ... More


Mathematics

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/9780199589777.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that from the early drafts of the Essay to the Essay itself, Locke held to the view that the truths of mathematics are made true by things in the world or ways the world could be. ... More


Structure of nociceptor ‘endings’

Kruger Lawrence and Halata Zdenek

in Neurobiology of Nociceptors

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523345
eISBN:
9780191724527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523345.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Determining the association of specific sense organs with a specific sensory ‘quality’ or ‘modality’ has been a long and controversial quest, largely successful in relating the variety of elaborate ... More


The Medieval Tradition of Alchemical Corpuscular Theory

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To understand Sennert's approach to atomism and the significance of his work, this chapter begins with the tradition of experimental and corpuscular alchemy that formed his most important source. ... More


Aristotelian Corpuscular Theory and Andreas Libavius

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early seventeenth century, Paracelsus's term spagyria—which originally emphasized analysis or Scheidung over synthesis—was subjected to linguistic analysis by the fiery polemicist Andreas ... More


The Corpuscular Theory of Daniel Sennert and Its Sources

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the corpuscular theory of Daniel Sennert and its sources. The chapter focuses mainly on Sennert's early publications, leading up to and including his first atomist manifesto ... More


The Interplay of Structure and Essence in Sennert's Corpuscular Theory

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The empirical character of Sennert's atomism reveals itself further in his refusal to speculate on the shapes, arrangements, motions, or other imperceptible characteristics of his corpuscles. As ... More


A Concise Conclusion

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Every survey of the scientific revolution highlights the importance of Boyle's mechanical philosophy, but the precise relationship of this doctrine to the immediate matter theory that it replaced has ... More


The Dual Nature of Light

André Authier

in Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659845
eISBN:
9780191748219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659845.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter summarizes the theories of the nature of light, including the corpuscular theory and the wave theory, developed up to the end of the nineteenth century. The early theories (Descartes, ... More


The Nature of X‐Rays: Waves or Corpuscles?

André Authier

in Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659845
eISBN:
9780191748219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659845.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter relates the discussions which took place before the discovery of X-ray diffraction as to the real nature, wave or corpuscular, of X-rays. Similar discussions as to the nature of ... More


| 1798–1800 | 1798–1800 Editors for Kant

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter tells the story of the two brothers’ editorship for the philosophical weekly Philosophisk Repertorium, which aimed at propagating Kant's critical philosophy. They did not found this ... More


| 1798–9 | 1798–9 Doctoral Thesis on the Dynamical System

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ch 8 is an analysis of Ørsted's doctoral thesis, which is a revised version (in Latin) of his review of Hauch's textbook. The ‘architecture’ of the thesis follows Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of ... More


View: