The Architecture of Matter / Edition 1

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Overview

"Warmly recommended. It is that rare achievement, a lively book which at the same time takes the fullest possible advantage of scholarly knowledge."—Charles C. Gillespie, New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226808406
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1982
  • Series: Phoenix Series
  • Edition description: Phoenix ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 1,117,712
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Authors' Foreword Introduction: The Problems of Matter-Theory
Part 1: Possible Worlds
I. Crafts and Rituals The Sources of our Knowledge The Artificial Crafts in Antiquity The Natural Arts Ritual and Cosmology Technique and Understanding
2. First Principles The New Climate of Thought The Problem of Change The Raw Materials of the World The Ultimate Units The Debate is Thrown Open
3. Atoms and Organisms
4. Likely Stories Plato's Theory of Matter Aristotle's Conception of Science Aristotle's Functional Matter-Theory The Inheritance of the Psyche
5. The Breath of Life The Stoic Theory of the Pneuma Stoic Cosmology and Religion The Scientific Legacy of the Stoics The End of an Era
Galen demonstrates the Function of the Kidney
6. The Redemption of Matter The Transition to Alexandria The Transformation of Greek Philosophy The Craft Element in Alchemy The Aims and Axioms of Alchemical Theory The Wider Influences of Alchemy
Chemical Recipes from the Alchemical Period
7. The Debate Reopens The Inheritance from Antiquity Three Transitional Figures: William Harvey J. B. van Helmont René Descartes The Implications of Mechanism
Part II: The Activities of the Inanimate
8. Atomism Refurbish'd Atomism and the Spring of Air Robert Boyle and Chemistry The Newtonian Reformation Newton and the Aether
Hero on Air and the Vacuum
9. The Problem of Incorporeals The Weighing of Fire
10. Chemistry Comes of Age The Natural History of the Inanimate Lavoisier's New System Oxygen versus Phlogiston Atomism becomes Scientific The Persistent Sceptics
11. The Classical Synthesis The Units of Matter Radiation and Fields of Force The Empire of Classical Physics Doubts and Reservations
12. Entering the Quantum World The Flaws in the Classical System
'Look First upon this Picture...'
The Planetary Atom and its Paradoxes
13. Sharpening the Focus The Quantum-Mechanical Unification The Ramifications of Quantum Mechanisms Shadows of the Future?
The Hierarchy of Forms
Part III: The Structure of Life
14. The Animal Machine Two Kinds of Mechanistic Physiology The Vitality of the Muscles Man, the Thinking Machine The Two Worlds Theories of Vitality Claude Bernard's New Method Bernard and the Problem of Development
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