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Thomas Reid’s Experimentum Crucis

Todd Buras

in Thomas Reid on Mind, Knowledge, and Value

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198733676
eISBN:
9780191798047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733676.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume invites would-be dissenters to produce an idea, whose content appears not to be ultimately derived or copied from impressions. Reid takes up this gauntlet in his experimentum crucis. This ... 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


The Seventeenth-Century Response

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The ways in which the Keplerian turn discussed in the previous chapter manifested itself during the seventeenth century is the subject of this chapter, which examines three particular developments ... More


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