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The mechanization of natural philosophy

Author: Daniel Garber
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 282.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reviews the transformation of natural philosophy in the 16th and 17th centuries: description of nature in mathematical terms; comparison of natural phenomena to existing or imaginary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Garber
ISBN: 9789400743441 9400743440 9789400743458 9400743459
OCLC Number: 826601250
Description: XVIII, 338 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme.
Contents: Preface.- List of Contributors.- IntroductionDaniel Garber and Sophie Roux.- 1. The Construction of Historical CategoriesRemarks on the Pre-History of the Mechanical PhilosophyDaniel Garber.- How Bacon Became BaconianGuido Giglioni.- An Empire Divided: French Natural Philosophy (1670-1690)Sophie Roux.- 2. Matter, Motion, Physics and MathematicsMatter and Form in Sixteenth-Century Spain: Some Case StudiesVictor Navarro Brotons.-The Isomorphism of Space, Time and Matter in Seventeenth-Century Natural PhilosophyCarla Rita Palmerino.- Beeckman, Descartes and Physico-mathematicsFrederic de Buzon.- Between Mathematics and Experimental Philosophy: Hydrostatics in Scotland about 1700Antoni Malet.- 3. Mechanical Philosophy AppliedFrom a Metaphysical to a Scientific Object: Mechanizing Light in Galilean ScienceSusana Gomez.- Causation in Descartes' Les Meteores and Late Renaissance Aristotelian MeteorologyCraig Martin.- Descartes' Healthy Machines and the Human ExceptionGideon Manning.- Mechanism and Surgery: Dionis' Anatomy (1690)Jacques Lambert.- Du Clos and the Mechanization of Chemical PhilosophyRemi Franckowiak.- Bibliography.- Author Index.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 282.
Responsibility: Daniel Garber ... eds.

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