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Seeking nature's logic : natural philosophy in the Scottish enlightenment

Author: David B Wilson
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Studies the path of natural philosophy (i.e., physics) from Isaac Newton through Scotland into the nineteenth-century background to the modern revolution in physics. Examines how the history of science has been influenced by John Robison and other notable intellectuals of the Scottish Enlightenment"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B Wilson
ISBN: 9780271035253 0271035250
OCLC Number: 276712924
Description: xvi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Changing Newton : the legacy of the early Scottish Newtonians, 1690-1740 --
Midcentury Glasgow University, 1740-1760 --
The natural philosophy of common-sense philosophy : Thomas Reid and his colleagues, 1760-1788 --
The natual philosophy of chemistry : Joseph Black and his disciples, 1760-1786 --
Contemplating knowledge and nature : John Anderson, 1760-1796 --
John Robison's phlogiston physics, circa 1780 --
John Robison's Boscovichian physics, circa 1800 --
Turn-of-the-century Edinburg University, 1790-1810.
Other Titles: Natural philosophy in the Scottish enlightenment
Responsibility: David B. Wilson.

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"[Seeking Nature's Logic] is clearly written and comprehensive and should become standard reading for scholars of the Enlightenment in Scotland."--Roger Emerson, Isis "Seeking Nature's Logic: Natural Read more...

 
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