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The metaphysical foundations of modern physical science.

Author: Edwin A Burtt
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1954.
Dissertation: Issued also as thesis, Columbia University, under title: The metaphysics of Sir Isaac Newton.
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A41.
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Burtt, Edwin A. (Edwin Arthur), 1892-1989.
Metaphysical foundations of modern physical science.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1954
(OCoLC)605590589
Named Person: Isaac Newton
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin A Burtt
OCLC Number: 1405002
Description: 352 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Historical problem suggested by nature of modern thought --
Metaphysical foundations of modern science key to problem --
Problem of new astronomy --
Metaphysical bearings of pre-Copernican progress in mathematics --
Ultimate implications of Copernicus' step-revival of Pythagoreans --
Kepler's early acceptance of new world-scheme --
first formulation of new metaphysics-causality, quantity, primary, secondary qualities --
Science of local motion --
Nature as mathematical order-Galileo's method --
Subjectivity of secondary qualities --
Motion, space, time --
Nature of causality-god and physical world-positivism --
Mathematics as key to knowledge --
Geometrical conception of physical universe --
Res extensa, res cogitans --
Problem of mind and body --
Hobbes' attack on Cartesian dualism --
Treatment of secondary qualities, causality --
More's notion of extension as category of spirit --
Spirit of nature --
Space as divine presence --
Barrow's philosophy of method, space, time --
Non-mathematical scientific current --
Boyle's importance as scientist and philosopher --
Acceptance and defense of mechanical world-view --
Value of qualitative and teleological explanations --
Insistence on reality of secondary qualities-conception of man --
Pessimistic view of human knowledge-positivism --
Bole's philosophy of ether --
God's relation to mechanical world --
Summary of pre-Newtonian development --
Newton's method --
Mathematical aspect --
Empirical aspect --
Attack on hypotheses --
Newton's union of mathematics and experiment --
Doctrine of positivism --
Newton's general conception of world, and man's relation to it --
Space, time, mass --
Mass --
Space, time --
Criticism of Newton's philosophy of space, time --
Newton's conception of ether --
Function of ether --
Newton's early speculations --
Development of a more settled theory --
God-creator, preserver of order of world --
Newton as theologian --
God's present duties in cosmic economy --
His.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A41.

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The historical problem suggested by the nature of modern thought -- The metaphysical foundations of modern science the key to this problem -- The problem of the new astronomy -- Metaphysical bearings of the pre-Copernican progress in mathematics -- Ultimate implications of Copernicus' step-revival of Pythagoreans -- Kepler’s early acceptance of the new world-scheme -- ”first formulation of the new metaphysics-causality, quantity, primary and secondary qualities" -- The science of "local motion" -- Nature as mathematical order-Galileo’s method -- The subjectivity of secondary qualities -- "Motion, space, and time" -- The nature of causality-god and the physical world-positivism -- Mathematics as the key to knowledge -- Geometrical conception of the physical universe -- "Res extensa" and "res cogitans" -- The problem of mind and body -- Hobbes' attack on the Cartesian dualism -- Treatment of secondary qualities and causality -- More’s notion of extension as a category of spirit -- The "spirit of nature" -- Space as the divine presence -- “Barrow’s philosophy of method, space, and time" -- The non-mathematical scientific current -- Boyle’s importance as scientist and philosopher -- Acceptance and defense of the mechanical world-view -- Value of qualitative and teleological explanations -- Insistence on reality of secondary qualities-conception of man -- Pessimistic view of human knowledge-positivism -- Bole’s philosophy of the ether -- God’s relation to the mechanical world -- Summary of the pre-Newtonian development -- Newton's method -- The mathematical aspect -- The empirical aspect -- Attack on "hypotheses” -- Newton’s union of mathematics and experiment -- The doctrine of positivism -- “Newton’s general conception of the world, and of man's relation to it" -- “Space, time, and mass" -- Mass -- Space and time -- Criticism of Newton’s philosophy of space and time -- Newton’s conception of the ether -- The function of the ether -- Newton’s early speculations -- Development of a more settled theory -- God-creator and preserver of the order of the world -- Newton as theologian -- God's present duties in the cosmic economy -- The historical relations of Newton’s theism -- Conclusion.

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