The Mechanization of Natural Philosophy

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4344-1 (Print) 978-94-007-4345-8 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. The Construction of Historical Categories

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-26

      Remarks on the Pre-history of the Mechanical Philosophy

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      Pages 27-54

      How Bacon Became Baconian

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      Pages 55-95

      An Empire Divided: French Natural Philosophy (1670–1690)

  3. Matter, Motion, Physics and Mathematics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

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      Pages 99-116

      Matter and Form in Sixteenth-Century Spain: Some Case Studies

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      Pages 117-142

      The Composition of Space, Time and Matter According to Isaac Newton and John Keill

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      Pages 143-158

      Beeckman, Descartes and Physico-Mathematics

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      Pages 159-187

      Between Mathematics and Experimental Philosophy: Hydrostatics in Scotland About 1700

  4. Mechanical Philosophy Applied

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-215

      From a Metaphysical to a Scientific Object: Mechanizing Light in Galilean Science

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      Pages 217-236

      Causation in Descartes’ Les Météores and Late Renaissance Aristotelian Meteorology

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      Pages 237-262

      Descartes’ Healthy Machines and the Human Exception

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      Pages 263-283

      Mechanism and Surgery: Dionis’ Anatomy (1690)

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      Pages 285-301

      Du Clos and the Mechanization of Chemical Philosophy

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    Pages E1-E1

    Erratum: The Mechanization of Natural Philosophy

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 303-338