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Isaac Newton's Scientific MethodTurning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology

Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology

William L. Harper

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570409
eISBN:
9780191728679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570409.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book examines Newton’s argument for universal gravity and his application of it to resolve the problem of deciding between geocentric and heliocentric world systems by measuring masses of the ... More

John Locke and Natural Philosophy

John Locke and Natural Philosophy

Peter R. Anstey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199589777
eISBN:
9780191725487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589777.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book studies Locke's views on the content and method of natural philosophy. Focusing on his Essay concerning Human Understanding, but also drawing extensively from Locke's other writings and ... More

Laws of Nature

Laws of Nature

Walter Ott and Lydia Patton (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198746775
eISBN:
9780191809057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746775.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy

The concept of a law of nature, while familiar, is deeply puzzling. Theorists such as Descartes think a divine being governs the universe according to the laws which follow from that being’s own ... More

The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E. H. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The present volume advances a recent historiographical turn towards the intersection of early modern philosophy and the life sciences by bringing together many of its leading scholars to present the ... More

The Natural and the HumanScience and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841

The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841

Stephen Gaukroger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757634
eISBN:
9780191817366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757634.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Science in the West since the seventeenth century has undergone a unique form of cumulative development in which it has been consolidated through integration into and shaping of a culture. But in the ... More

Newton and Empiricism

Newton and Empiricism

Zvi Biener and Eric Schliesser (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337095
eISBN:
9780199373994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337095.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This volume explores the nature and extent of Newton’s purported empiricism as well as his relationship to a variety of both later and earlier empiricisms and empiricists (Bacon, Boyle, Locke, Hume, ... More

The Scenes of InquiryOn the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Nicholas Jardine

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book advocates a radical shift of concern in philosophical, historical, and sociological studies of the sciences — from answers and doctrines to questions and problems — and explores the ... More

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