Émilie du Châtelet and the Foundations of Physical Science.

By: Brading, KatherineMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge Focus on Philosophy Ser: Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (133 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780429787201Subject(s): Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil,-marquise,-1706-1749 | Women physicists-France-Biography | Physicists-France-Biography | Women mathematicians-France-Biography | Mathematicians-France-Biography | Physics-Early works to 1800 | Mathematics-Early works to 1800 | Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil,-marquise,-1706-1749.-Institutions de physiqueGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Émilie du Châtelet and the Foundations of Physical ScienceDDC classification: 500.2092 LOC classification: QC16.D86 .B73 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Reading the Foundations: Some Background and Context -- 1.2 Reading the Foundations: The "Received View" and Beyond -- 1.3 Overview of the Book -- 2 Method -- 2.1 The Problem of Method -- 2.2 The Principles of Our Knowledge -- 2.3 Observation and Experiment as a Constraint on Hypotheses -- 2.4 Metaphysics and Method -- 3 Matter, Body, Force -- 3.1 The Extension of Bodies -- 3.1.1 The Interconnectedness of Coexisting Simple Beings -- 3.1.2 Space and Body -- 3.1.3 Confused Perceptions -- 3.1.4 Back to Atoms -- 3.2 The Force of Bodies -- 4 Bodies in Action -- 4.1 Force and Motion -- 4.2 Collisions -- 4.3 Mechanism and Method -- 4.4 Gravitation -- 4.5 Vis Viva -- 4.6 Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Chapter Headings from Du Châtelet's Foundations of Physics and from Several Early 18th-Century Newtonian Textbooks -- References -- Index.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Reading the Foundations: Some Background and Context -- 1.2 Reading the Foundations: The "Received View" and Beyond -- 1.3 Overview of the Book -- 2 Method -- 2.1 The Problem of Method -- 2.2 The Principles of Our Knowledge -- 2.3 Observation and Experiment as a Constraint on Hypotheses -- 2.4 Metaphysics and Method -- 3 Matter, Body, Force -- 3.1 The Extension of Bodies -- 3.1.1 The Interconnectedness of Coexisting Simple Beings -- 3.1.2 Space and Body -- 3.1.3 Confused Perceptions -- 3.1.4 Back to Atoms -- 3.2 The Force of Bodies -- 4 Bodies in Action -- 4.1 Force and Motion -- 4.2 Collisions -- 4.3 Mechanism and Method -- 4.4 Gravitation -- 4.5 Vis Viva -- 4.6 Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Chapter Headings from Du Châtelet's Foundations of Physics and from Several Early 18th-Century Newtonian Textbooks -- References -- Index.

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Katherine Brading is Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. She works primarily on philosophy of physics from the late 16th century to the present day. She is coeditor of Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections (2003).

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