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What does it mean to be an empiricist? : empiricisms in eighteenth century sciences

Author: Siegfried Bodenmann; Anne-Lise Rey-Courtel
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] ©2018
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science, v. 331.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book begins with an observation: At the time when empiricism arose and slowly established itself, the word itself had not yet been coined. Hence the central question of this volume: What does it mean to conduct empirical science in early modern Europe? How can we catch the elusive figure of the empiricist? Our answer focuses on the practices established by representative scholars. This approach allows us to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har180371318
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siegfried Bodenmann; Anne-Lise Rey-Courtel
ISBN: 9783319698588 3319698583
OCLC Number: 1016842616
Description: ix, 297 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Four Methods of Empirical Inquiry in the Aftermath of Newton's Challenge / Eric Schliesser --
Fictitious Empiricism, Material Experiments. Conditions for Thinking the Enlightenment "Issue of Empiricism" / Marc Ratcliff --
Experimentum crucis: Newton's Empiricism at the Crossroads / Philippe Hamou --
The Experiments of Willem Jacob's Gravesande: A Validation of Leibnizian Dynamics Against Newton? / Anne-Lise Rey --
Empiricism as a Rhetoric of Legitimation: Maupertuis and the Shape of the Earth / Siegfried Bodenmann --
Philosophical and Scientific Empiricism and Rationalism in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries / Catherine Wilson --
Buffon's Natural History: The Catalogue of Facts and the Temptation of System / Thierry Hoquet --
What Does It Mean to Be an Empiricist in Medicine? Baglivi's De praxi medica (1696) / Raphaële Andrault --
Empiricism and Certainty in Science: The Franco-Berlin School of Empiricism / André Charrak --
Was Early Eighteenth-Century Chemistry an Empirical Science? / Bernard Joly --
Conducting Observations and Tests: Lambert's Theory of Empirical Science / Christian Leduc --
From Locke to Materialism: Empiricism, the Brain and the Stirrings of Ontology / Charles T. Wolfe.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science, v. 331.
Responsibility: Siegfried Bodenmann, Anne-Lise Rey, editors.

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