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natural philosophy

An obsolescent term for physics.
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Through a series of six case studies Ray shows how women's participation in alchemy, medicine, and debates on natural philosophy influenced not only the development of scientific culture but also literary discourse concerning the intellectual capacity of women in the ongoing querelle des femmes (debate over women).
Charles De Koninck and the Sapiential Character of Natural Philosophy, JOHN G.
The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy: Jewish and Christian Physicians in Search of Truth, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014; hardback; pp.
Women, the Novel, and Natural Philosophy, 1660-1727.
Aristotelian natural philosophy, Bellarmine, Clavius, Copernicanism, Galileo Commission, Roman College
Jean De Groot argues that an important part of Aristotle's natural philosophy has remained largely unexplored and shows that much of Aristotle's analysis of natural movement is influenced by the logic and concepts of mathematical mechanics that emerged from late Pythagorean thought.
Even though Pomponazzi adopts Aristotle's outlook in natural philosophy, other philosophical traditions, like Stoicism, affect his thought.
And so his book 'tells the story of how natural philosophy in the Middle Ages led to the achievements of modern science' (9).
However, scholarly attention has not been distributed equally, and relatively little is said about how the development of Newton's mathematical researches, which can be traced in the eight volumes masterfully assembled by Whiteside, might be connected with the experimental and mathematical approach to natural philosophy that occupied Newton throughout his career.
The result, argues Simpson, is a strong affirmation of the concept of natural philosophy, as distinct from merely scientific technical advance.
Entitled Catholic Church and Modern Science the series' first volume has re produced in the original Latin, all the doctrinal congregation's documents concerning science and natural philosophy from that period.
Melanchthon forged a critical but scientifically attuned strand of Lutheran natural philosophy as a support for theological reflection, which, however, was never widely adopted.