natural philosophy

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the science of matter and energy and their interactions


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In the second part of the book, Chapter Three transitions to the literary engagements with natural philosophy by Moderata Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella.
In his early career, Charles De Koninck defended two theses: first, that natural philosophy (understood along Aristotelian-Thomistic lines) and the modern sciences are formally distinct; and second, that natural philosophy is a qualified form of wisdom with respect to those particular sciences.
The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy, as promised in the Introduction, 'explores the reciprocal relationship between biblical interpretation and natural philosophy in sixteenth-century Italy' (p.
With Women, the Novel, and Natural Philosophy, 1660-1727, Karen Gevirtz offers a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing inquiry into the influence of the new science on literature of the Enlightenment era.
As to their research and their thinking on issues in natural philosophy they would prove to be much more independent, within the confines of discipline imposed by the Society, than the majority of their counterparts in other centers of learning.
In fact, Pomponazzi denies the existence of demons, basing his argument only on Aristotle's natural philosophy.
The starting point for all natural philosophy in the Middle Ages was the idea that nature had been created by God.
Guicciardini's primary focus is on Newton's well-known attempt to use the method of mathematics to inject certainty into natural philosophy and thereby to improve upon the probabilism associated with the Cartesian and experimental programs of his contemporaries.
When it became clear that the nova had originated in the supralunar regions--regions that traditional natural philosophy had declared immune to change--Lutheran thinkers were left with the possibilities of the event being either miraculous or natural, as requiring special or normal providence, respectively.
Science from this perspective is about natural philosophy, an enterprise that seeks to acquire deep understanding of the world regardless of whether that knowledge can be put to use.
Its focus on the mathematical sciences, natural philosophy, and natural history was motivated by the Bonaventurao vision of ascending to wisdom by first cultivating to the utmost the knowledge accessible to the senses.
Most contemporary readers would have been puzzled by the title of Isaac Newton's great book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, because natural philosophy was supposed to explain phenomena in terms of causes, and mathematics could not provide physical reasons for anything.
Catholic Physics: Jesuit Natural Philosophy in Early Modern Germany.
He emerges as a much more sophisticated and seminal player in the redefinition of the problems of natural philosophy, in its integration with other forms of intellectual endeavour, and in the exploration of new ways of communicating its findings.
Natural philosophy was originally understood in early-modern Europe as entirely separate from practical knowledge.