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Autonomous nature : problems of prediction and control from ancient times to the scientific revolution

Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2016. ©2016
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Merchant
ISBN: 9781138930995 1138930997 9781138931008 1138931004
OCLC Number: 912378469
Description: xiii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction:Can nature be controlled?. Autonomous nature --
Greco-Roman concepts of nature --
Christianity and nature --
Nature personified : Renaissance ideas of nature --
Controlling nature. Vexing nature : Francis Bacon and the origins of experimentation --
Natural law : Spinoza on natura naturans and natura naturata --
Laws of nature :Lleibniz and Newton --
Epilogue : rambunctious nature in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Carolyn Merchant.
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