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John Locke and natural philosophy

Author: Peter R Anstey
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Peter Anstey presents an innovative study of John Locke's views on the method and content of natural philosophy-the study of the natural world. He argues that Locke was an advocate of the  Read more...

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Named Person: John Locke; John Locke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Anstey
ISBN: 9780199589777 0199589771 9780199679522 0199679525
OCLC Number: 821693510
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Winner of WINNER OF THE JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY PRIZE FOR BEST BOOK PUBLISHED ON THE HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY, 2011.
Description: x, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Natural philosophy and the aims of the Essay --
Corpuscular pessimism --
Natural history --
Hypotheses and analogy --
Vortices, the deluge, and cohesion --
Mathematics --
Demonstration --
Explanation --
Iatrochemistry --
Generation --
Species.
Other Titles: John Locke & natural philosophy
Responsibility: Peter R. Anstey.

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Locke's work on natural philosophy has been the subject of an increasing amount of attention in recent years, but [this] is the first book to have been devoted entirely to this area of his thought. . Read more...

 
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