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Author Ben-Chaim, Michael
Title Experimental philosophy and the birth of empirical science : Boyle, Locke, and Newton / Michael Ben-Chaim
Imprint Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  Q174.8 B456 2004    AVAILABLE    30530000783910
Descript 222 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references ([p. [189]-219) and index
Introduction : the historical sociology of scientific explanations -- The break with the philosophical discourse on nature : the discovery of electrical conductivity -- Explanation and experimentation transformed : Newton's studies of spectral colors -- The public transaction of Newton's optical research -- Remodeling human understanding : Locke's laboratory of the mind -- Locke's doctrine of the faithful mind -- Experimental philosophy : the gospel according to Boyle -- Science as an institution of human understanding : conclusions
Subject Science -- Methodology -- History -- 17th century
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century
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