Seeking Nature's Logic: Natural Philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment

Seeking Nature's Logic: Natural Philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment

by David B. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271035250

ISBN-13: 9780271035253

Pub. Date: 07/16/2009

Publisher: Penn State University Press

"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.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271035253
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
07/16/2009
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Introduction: Descartes, Newton, and Leibniz

1. Changing Newton: The Legacy of Early Scottish Newtonians, 1690–1740

2. Midcentury Glasgow University, 1740–1760

3. The Natural Philosophy of Common-Sense Philosophy: Thomas Reid and His Colleagues, 1760–1788

4. The Natural Philosophy of Chemistry: Joseph Black and His Disciples, 1760–1786

5. Contemplating Knowledge and Nature: John Anderson, 1760–1796

6. John Robison’s Phlogiston Physics, Circa 1780

7. John Robison’s Boscovichian Physics, Circa 1800

8. Turn-of-the-Century Edinburgh University, 1790–1810

Bibliography

Index

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