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Spinoza and the Philosophy of Science: Mathematics, Motion, and Being
This chapter argues that the standard conception of Spinoza as a fellow-travelling mechanical philosopher and proto-scientific naturalist is misleading. It argues, first, that Spinoza’s account ofExpand
Wonder in the face of scientific revolutions: Adam Smith on Newton's ‘Proof’ of Copernicanism
science of human nature have enabled a more accurate understanding of the relationship between virtue and the faculties of the mind. See also, Haakonssen 1981: 149. Smith’s description of what ‘theExpand
Newton and empiricism
Introduction I. The Roots of Newton's Experimental Method 1. Stephen Gaukroger (Aberdeen & Sydney): "Empiricism as a Development of Experimental Natural Philosophy" 2. Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest):Expand
Hume’s Newtonianism and Anti-Newtonianism
“Gravity as a relational quality of matter in Newton’s Treatise:”
In this paper I clarify what Newton could have meant when he insisted that gravity is a real force. I interpret Newton’s speculative treatment of gravity as a relational, accidental quality of matterExpand
Two Definitions of ‘cause,’ Newton, and The Significance of the Humean Distinction Between Natural and Philosophical Relations
The main aim of this paper is to explore why it is so important for Hume to defi ne ‘cause’ as he does. This will shed light on the signifi cance of the natural/philosophical relation (hereafter NPR)Expand
The uses and abuses of mathematics in early modern philosophy: introduction
TLDR
‘anti-mathematicism’ and its cognates are used to refer to criticism(s) of the application of (some) mathematics. Expand
Newton’s Challenge to Philosophy: A Programmatic Essay
  • E. Schliesser
  • Philosophy
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society…
  • 8 April 2011
I identify a set of interlocking views that became (and still are) very influential within philosophy in the wake of Newton’s success. These views use the authority of natural philosophy/mechanics toExpand
SOME PRINCIPLES OF ADAM SMITH’S NEWTONIAN METHODS IN THE WEALTH OF NATIONS
This paper gives an account of important aspects of Smith’s methods in An Inquiry Concerning the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (WN). I reinterpret Smith’s distinction between natural andExpand
Spinoza and the Philosophy of Science
This chapter argues that the standard conception of Spinoza as a fellow-traveling mechanical philosopher and proto-scientific naturalist is misleading. It argues, first, that Spinoza’s account of theExpand
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