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Experimental philosophy and the birth of empirical science : Boyle, Locke, and Newton / Michael Ben-Chaim.

Author/Creator:
Ben-Chaim, Michael.
Publication:
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
222 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Science -- Methodology -- History -- 17th century.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
Contents:
The historical sociology of scientific explanations
The break with the philosophical discourse on nature : the discovery of electrical conductivity
Explanation and experimentation transformed : Newton's studies on spectral colors
The public transaction of Newton's optical research
Remodeling human understanding : Locke's laboratory of the mind
Locke's doctrine of the faithful mind
Experimental philosophy : the gospel according to Boyle
Science as an institution of human understanding.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-219) and index.
ISBN:
0754640914
OCLC:
53887772
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