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The Idea of Nature.

Author: Robin George Collingwood
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1960.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Idea of Nature propounds Collingwood's theory of philosophical method applied to the problem of the philosophy of nature. The book is divided into four major sections: Introduction, Greek Cosmology, the Renaissance View of Nature, and the Modern View of Nature. Perhaps more than any of his other books, this one illustrates the breadth of Collingwood's learning and the many-sidedness of his philosophical gifts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin George Collingwood
ISBN: 9780198020011 0198020015 1280760036 9781280760037
OCLC Number: 609831176
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents: PREFATORY NOTE; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. Science and Philosophy; 2. The Greek view of Nature; 3. The Renaissance view of Nature; 4. The Modern view of Nature; 5. Consequences of this view; PART I. GREEK COSMOLOGY; I. THE IONIANS; II. THE PYTHAGOREANS; III. ARISTOTLE; PART II. THE RENAISSANCE VIEW OF NATURE; I. THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES; II. THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY; III. HEGEL: THE TRANSITION TO THE MODERN VIEW OF NATURE; PART III. THE MODERN VIEW OF NATURE; I. THE CONCEPT OF LIFE; II. MODERN PHYSICS; III. MODERN COSMOLOGY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q. Rs; t; u; v; w; z.

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The Idea of Nature propounds Collingwood's theory of philosophical method applied to the problem of the philosophy of nature. The book is divided into four major sections: Introduction, Greek Cosmology, the Renaissance View of Nature, and the Modern View of Nature. Perhaps more than any of his other books, this one illustrates the breadth of Collingwood's learning and the many-sidedness of his philosophical gifts.

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