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Autonomous nature : problems of prediction and control from ancient times to the scientific revolution / Carolyn Merchant.

Author/Creator:
Merchant, Carolyn, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Philosophy of nature.
Chaotic behavior in systems.
Complexity (Philosophy).
Nature -- Forecasting.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Contents:
Introduction:Can nature be controlled?. Autonomous nature
Greco-Roman concepts of nature
Christianity and nature
Nature personified : Renaissance ideas of nature
Controlling nature. Vexing nature : Francis Bacon and the origins of experimentation
Natural law : Spinoza on natura naturans and natura naturata
Laws of nature :Lleibniz and Newton
Epilogue : rambunctious nature in the twenty-first century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781138930995
1138930997
9781138931008
1138931004
9781315680002
OCLC:
912378469
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