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Benoît Godin

of his time. The concept of innovation has no place in natural philosophy. Natural philosophy and innovation are two distinct spheres of activity. The first part of the article presents the meaning of the concept of innovation from its very early

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Translating the Concept of Experiment in the Late Eighteenth Century

From the English Philosophical Context to the Greek-Speaking Regions of the Ottoman Empire

Eirini Goudarouli and Dimitris Petakos

Grammar: Being a View of the Present State of Experimented Physiology, or Natural Philosophy in Four Volumes (1735), written by the famous eighteenth-century lexicographer, instrument maker, and Newtonian natural philosopher Benjamin Martin. As we will

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

other classically trained gentlemen—were among the many occupations of the well-trained vir virtutis . Natural philosophy and the careful study of the ancients were assumed to be mutually reinforcing. By the seventeenth century, however, such activities

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At the Root of Learned Travel

New Science, the ‘Other’ and Imperialism in the Early Philosophical Transactions

Manuela D’Amore

of late Stuart England. Scholars’ use of letter exchange as an indispensable tool to collaborate in the field of natural philosophy had been established in Europe by 1650. An expert in historical and contemporary studies in writing, Charles Bazerman

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A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

philosophical work, The Philosophical Grammar, Being a View of the Present State of Experimented Physiology, Or Natural Philosophy in Four Parts (1735), translated by Anthimos Gazis in 1799. This article focuses mainly on the different ways Gazis’s translation

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Matthew Binney

advancing a “Natural History” (xi). Campbell’s reference to “Natural History” indicates not only his awareness of the Royal Society’s pointed advice for travelers but also the writings on natural philosophy by Robert Boyle, who also contributed to the Royal

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Anton Jansson, Kai Vogelsang and Nele Kuhlmann

conceptualized they were committed to. The Greek natural philosophy, he shows, was not the antimetaphysical, rational protoscience it is often portrayed as, but was full of theology and ideals of moral formation. Thinking of this era as having possessed science

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Jaime Moreno Tejada

a natural philosophy of the mundane . By philosophy I mean “method”: a search for concreteness, and the procedures involved, that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Hegel’s dialectical method was a failed attempt at grounding theory. But the German

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Accounting for Loss in Fish Stocks

A Word on Life as Biological Asset

Jennifer E. Telesca

growing cultural investment in mathematics and the influence of key figures in natural philosophy. In the seventeenth century, Francis Bacon sought to ground knowledge on empirical fact rather than on universal assertions or “metaphysical essences

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Jeanne Favret-Saada’s Minimal Ontology

Belief and Disbelief of Mystical Forces, Perilous Conditions, and the Opacity of Being

Theodoros Kyriakides

Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic . 2015 . “ Introduction: Godless People, Doubt, and Atheism .” Social Analysis 59 ( 2 ): 1 – 19 . da Col , Giovanni . 2012 . “ Introduction: Natural Philosophies of Fortune—Luck, Vitality and Uncontrolled Relatedness