Mechanism and Materialism: British Natural Philosophy in an Age of Reason

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Robert Schofield explores the rational elements of British experimental natural philosophy in the 18th century by tracing the influence of two opposing concepts of the nature of matter and its action--mechanism and materialism. Both concepts rested on the Newtonian interpretation of their proponents, although each developed more or less independently. By integrating the developments in all the areas of experimental natural philosophy, describing their connections and the influences of Continental science, natural theology, ...

Mechanism and Materialism: British Natural Philosophy in An Age of Reason 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691647913

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Mechanism and Materialism: British Natural Philosophy in An Age of Reason 2015, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691621241

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