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  1. The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism.Brian David Ellis - 2002 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    For many years essentialism was considered beyond the pale in philosophy, a relic of discredited Aristotelianism. This is no longer so. Kripke and Putnam have made belief in essential natures respectable once more. Harré and Madden have argued against Hume's theory of causation and developed an alternative theory based on the assumption that there are genuine causal powers in nature. Dretske, Tooley, Armstrong, Swoyer, and Carroll have all developed strong alternatives to Hume's theory of the laws of (...). And Shoemaker has developed a thoroughly non-Humean theory of properties. The "new essentialism" has evolved from these beginnings and can now reasonably claim to be a metaphysic for a modern scientific understanding of the world - one that challenges the conception of the world as comprising passive entities whose interactions are to be explained by appeal to contingent laws of nature externally imposed. (shrink)
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  2. The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism.Brian Ellis - 2002 - Routledge.
    In "The Philosophy of Nature," Brian Ellis provides a clear and forthright general summation of, and introduction to, the new essentialist position. Although the theory that the laws of nature are immanent in things, rather than imposed on them from without, is an ancient one, much recent work has been done to revive interest in essentialism and "The Philosophy of Nature" is a distinctive contribution to this lively current debate. Brian Ellis exposes the philosophical and (...)
     
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    Philosophies of Nature After Schelling.Iain Hamilton Grant - 2006 - Continuum.
    Preface to paperback edition -- Why Schelling? why naturephilosophy? -- The powers due to becoming: the reemergence of platonic physics in the genetic philosophy -- Antiphysics and neo-Fichteanism -- The natural history of the unthinged -- "What thinks in me is what is outside me". phenomenality, physics and the idea -- Dynamic philosophy, transcendental physics -- Conclusion: transcendental geology.
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  4. Philosophy of Natural Science.Carl Gustav Hempel - 1966 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
  5. The Philosophy of Nature of Kant, Schelling and Hegel.Dieter Wandschneider - 2010 - In Dean Moyar (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy: London, New York. London, New York: Routledge. pp. 64—‘l03.
    The present investigation brings into view the philosophy of nature of German Idealism, a philosophical movement which emerged around the beginning of the nineteenth century. German Idealism appro- priated certain motivations of the Kantian philosophy and developed them further in a "speculative" manner (Engelhardt 1972, 1976, 2002). This powerful philosophical movement, associated above all with the names of Fichte, Schelling and Hegel - and moreover having nothing whatsoever to do with the "subjective idealism" of George Berkeley - (...)
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  6. Philosophy of Natural Science.Carl G. Hempel - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (1):70-72.
     
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    Philosophy of Nature.Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel & Michael John Petry - 1970 - Allen & Unwin.
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  8. General Principles of the Philosophy of Nature with an Outline of Some of its Recent Developments Among the Germans : Embracing the Philosophical Systems of Schelling and Hegel, and Oken's System of Nature.J. B. Stallo - 1848 - Wm. Crosby and H. P. Nichols.
     
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  9. Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature as Introduction to the Study of This Science 1797, Second Edition 1803.Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, Errol E. Harris & Peter Lauchlan Heath - 1988
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    Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy of Nature.Ted Toadvine - 2009 - Northwestern University Press.
    In our time, Ted Toadvine observes, the philosophical question of nature is almost entirely forgotten—obscured in part by a myopic focus on solving "environmental problems" without asking how these problems are framed. But an "environmental crisis," existing as it does in the human world of value and significance, is at heart a philosophical crisis. In this book, Toadvine demonstrates how Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology has a special power to address such a crisis—a philosophical power far better suited to the questions (...)
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  11. Philosophy of nature and natural science.Evandro Agazzi - 2001 - Philosophia Naturalis 38 (1):1-23.
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    Philosophy of nature and organism’s autonomy: on Hegel, Plessner and Jonas’ theories of living beings.Francesca Michelini, Matthias Wunsch & Dirk Stederoth - 2018 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 40 (3):56.
    Following the revival in the last decades of the concept of “organism”, scholarly literature in philosophy of science has shown growing historical interest in the theory of Immanuel Kant, one of the “fathers” of the concept of self-organisation. Yet some recent theoretical developments suggest that self-organisation alone cannot fully account for the all-important dimension of autonomy of the living. Autonomy appears to also have a genuine “interactive” dimension, which concerns the organism’s functional interactions with the environment and does not (...)
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  13. Philosophy of Nature, Realism, and the Postulated Ontology of Scientific Theories.Grzegorz Bugajak - 2009 - In Adam Świeżyński (ed.), Philosophy of Nature Today. pp. 59–80.
    The first part of the paper is a metatheoretical consideration of such philosophy of nature which allows for using scientific results in philosophical analyses. An epistemological 'judgment' of those results becomes a preliminary task of this discipline: this involves taking a position in the controversy between realistic and antirealistic accounts of science. It is shown that a philosopher of nature has to be a realist, if his task to build true ontology of reality is to be achieved. (...)
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  14. Philosophies of Nature the Human Dimension : In Celebration of Erazim Kohák.Robert S. Cohen & A. I. Tauber - 1998 - Boom Koninklijke Uitgevers.
    Philosophical understandings of Nature and Human Nature. Classical Greek and modern West, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, by 14 authors, including Robert Neville, Stanley Rosen, David Eckel, Livia Kohn, Tienyu Cao, Abner Shimoney, Alfred Tauber, Krzysztof Michalski, Lawrence Cahoone, Stephen Scully, Alan Olson and Alfred Ferrarin. Dedicated to the phenomenological ecology of Erazim Kohák, with 10 of his essays and a full bibliography. Overall theme: on the question of the moral sense of nature.
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    Philosophy of Nature.Jacques Maritain & Yves René Marie Simon - 1951 - New York: Philosophical Library.
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    The Philosophy of Nature.Andreas Gerardus Maria van Melsen - 1953 - Pittsburgh: Duquesne University.
    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and (...)
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    Hegel's Philosophy of Nature.Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - 1970 - Oxford, Clarendon Press.
    This is a much-needed reissue of the standard English translation of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature, originally published in 1970. The Philosophy of Nature is the second part of Hegel's Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, all of which is now available in English from OUP (Part I being his Logic, Part III being his Philosophy of Mind). Hegel's aim in this work is to interpret the varied phenomena of Nature from the standpoint of a dialectical (...)
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  18. Philosophy of Nature.Francis J. Collingwood - 1961 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
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  19. The Philosophy of Nature of Kant, Schelling and Hegel.Dieter Wandschneider - 2010 - In Dean Moyar (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 64.
    My presentation begins with Kant's philosophical project, which played a key role in understanding German Idealism, and then considers in detail the philosophical approaches developed by Schelling and Hegel.
     
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  20. Philosophy of nature.Paul Feyerabend - 2016 - Malden, MA: Polity.
     
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    Proclus on Nature: Philosophy of Nature and its Methods in Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s timaeus.Marije Martijn - 2010 - Brill.
    One of the hardest questions to answer for a (Neo)platonist is to what extent and how the changing and unreliable world of sense perception can itself be an object of scientific knowledge. My dissertation is a study of the answer given to that question by the Neoplatonist Proclus (Athens, 411-485) in his Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus. I present a new explanation of Proclus’ concept of nature and show that philosophy of nature consists of several related subdisciplines matching (...)
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    The Philosophy of Nature of the Natural Realism. The Operator Algebra from Physics to Logic.Gianfranco Basti - 2022 - Philosophies 7 (6):121.
    This contribution is an essay of formal philosophy—and more specifically of formal ontology and formal epistemology—applied, respectively, to the philosophy of nature and to the philosophy of sciences, interpreted the former as the ontology and the latter as the epistemology of the modern mathematical, natural, and artificial sciences, the theoretical computer science included. I present the formal philosophy in the framework of the category theory (CT) as an axiomatic metalanguage—in many senses “wider” than set theory (...)
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  23. Philosophy of Nature [Translated From the French by Imelda C. Byrne] to Which is Added Maritain's Philosophy of the Sciences.Jacques Maritain & Yves René Marie Simon - 1951 - Philosophical Library.
     
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    Philosophy of Nature and Post-Nonclassical Rationality.Viacheslav S. Stiepin - 2008 - Dialogue and Universalism 18 (11-12):15-29.
    In modern European culture the explication and the understanding of nature is determined by the specific traits of systemic objects investigated by science. The paper singles out three types of systemic objects, i.e. simple (mechanical) objects, complex self-regulating, and complex self-developing systems. Categorical structures accounting for each of these types are analyzed.The paper shows that the investigation of every new type of systems changes the type of scientific rationality (classical, nonclassical, post-nonclassical).
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  25. The Philosophy of Nature and the Crisis of Modern Mathematics.Dumitru Daba - 2010 - Editura Politehnica.
  26. Philosophy of nature in cross-cultural dimensions: the result of the international symposium at the University of Vienna.Hashi Hisaki (ed.) - 2017 - Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovac̆.
     
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    Descartes' Philosophy of Nature.James Daniel Collins - 1971 - Blackwell.
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    Philosophy of Nature Today.Adam Świeżyński & Joanna Witkowska (eds.) - 2009 - Wydawn. Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego.
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    Philosophy of Nature.Gerd Buchdahl - 1972 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 23 (3):257-266.
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    Philosophy of Nature Today. Introductory Remarks.Włodzimierz Ługowski - 2008 - Dialogue and Universalism 18 (11-12):7-14.
    The subject of the paper is the social function of the philosophy of nature. The author presents briefly his own position in this topic and gives an evaluation of the literature on the philosophy of nature in the recent decades. According to him, the opposition against the abuse of science for the purpose of social mystification stems mostly from (philosophizing) scientists themselves and sociologists of knowledge. Academic philosophers—regardless of the variety of their ontological orientations—are prone rather (...)
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    Philosophy of Nature, written by Feyerabend, P., edited by Heit, H. & Oberheim, E. and translated by Lotter, D. [REVIEW]Diego Morales - 2020 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 23 (2):515-522.
    Book review of Paul Feyerabend's "Philosophy of Nature". || Reseña del libro "Philosophy of Nature", escrito por Paul Feyerabend.
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    The Philosophy of Nature.Ivor Leclerc - 1986 - The Catholic University of America Press.
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    The Philosophy of Nature: Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy.Bowman L. Clarke - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (3):582-583.
    In this work Ivor Leclerc argues for the contemporary need for a philosophy of nature, a discipline which he takes to be a casualty of the acceptance of the early nineteenth century conception of physics as a mechanics, the science of matter in locomotion in space and time. One of the main consequences of this conception of physics, which grows out of the seventeenth century conception of nature, has been that philosophy cannot have "nature" as (...)
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    The Vegetative Soul: From Philosophy of Nature to Subjectivity in the Feminine.Elaine Miller - 2002 - State University of New York Press.
    Rethinks the soul in plant-like terms rather than animal, drawing from nineteenth-century philosophy of nature.
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    Philosophies of Nature.Ernan McMullin - 1969 - New Scholasticism 43 (1):29-74.
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  36. Philosophy of nature.R. J. Hankinson - 2008 - In The Cambridge Companion to Galen. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    The Philosophy of Nature.Darrel E. Christensen - 1992 - Idealistic Studies 22 (3):226-232.
    This is volume 14 of Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy, edited by Jude P. Dougherty. The Preface begins.
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    The Philosophy of Nature in Hegel's System.Errol E. Harris - 1949 - Review of Metaphysics 3 (2):213 - 228.
    The Encyclopädie der Philosophischen Wissenschaften contains what is rightly called the system of Hegel's philosophy, his other treatises being, in the main, more detailed developments of certain sections of the Encyclopädie. For him the body of philosophical knowledge consists of three main divisions, Logic, Nature-philosophy and the Philosophy of Spirit, forming the supreme triad of the Dialectic and continuous with each other in the dialectical movement of thought. The Philosophy of Nature, however, has been (...)
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    Philosophy, Humanity, and Ecology: Philosophy of nature and environmental ethics.H. Odera Oruka (ed.) - 1994 - African Academy of Sciences.
    v. 1. Philosophy of nature and environmental ethics.
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    Nietzsche's Philosophy of Nature and Cosmology.Alistair Moles - 1990 - New York: P. Lang.
    Nietzsche's doctrine of the -eternal recurrence of the same- - the conception that the universe of events repeats itself in the same sequence, to infinity - is often taken to be logically incoherent: if an event recurs, it is not identically the same as the event itself, and if taken as self-identical cannot be the recurrence of anything. This book offers a new interpretation of the doctrine so as to rescue it from the charge of incoherence. It shows that the (...)
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    Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature.Stephen Houlgate (ed.) - 1998 - State University of New York Press.
    _Confirms that Hegel's philosophy of nature continues to have great significance for our understanding of the natural world._.
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  42. The philosophy of natural sciences in the works of M. Zigo.J. Dubnicka - 2005 - Filozofia 60 (10):796-803.
    The papers deals with philosophical and methodological problems of natural scien-ces articulated in the writings of M. Zigo. In M. Zigo’s view one of the fundamental tasks of philosophy is analyze by philosophical means their conceptional and categorial apparatus, their attitudes and contribution to the conception and understanding of the world in general. The author examines the understanding of scientific concepts, such as cosmological model, the law of the preservation of energy, the world view, scientific rationality and their specific (...)
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  43. Philosophy of nature and quantum reality.Ian J. Thompson - 2010 - Eagle Pearl Press.
    I formulate a description of the world of relativity and quantum physics that is independent of classical physics, so that we can bypass some of the unwanted legacies which have accumulated from the theories of material corpuscles. The task of this book is to produce a formulation in sufficient detail that an understanding of quantum physics begins to be possible. Even though the present investigations will not produce a complete physical theory, I hope to show that they are still valuable (...)
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    Aesthetic Theory and the Philosophy of Nature.Said Mikki - 2021 - Philosophies 6 (3):56.
    We investigate the fundamental relationship between philosophical aesthetics and the philosophy of nature, arguing for a position in which the latter encompasses the former. Two traditions are set against each other, one is natural aesthetics, whose covering philosophy is Idealism, and the other is the aesthetics of nature, the position defended in this article, with the general program of a comprehensive philosophy of nature as its covering theory. Our approach is philosophical, operating within the (...)
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  45. Philosophy of Nature.Moritz Schlick - 1950 - Philosophy 25 (95):372-373.
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    Philosophy of Nature.Moritz Schlick - 1949 - New York: Greenwood Press.
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    Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of Nature: System and Method in What is Philosophy?.Mathias Schönher - 2019 - Theory, Culture and Society 36 (7-8):89-107.
    For its elliptical style, What is Philosophy? appears to be fragmentary and inscrutable, and its reception has been correspondingly contentious. Following an intimation by Gilles Deleuze himself, this article proposes that his final book, written in collaboration with Félix Guattari, contains a philosophy of nature. To address this proposition, the article begins by outlining the comprehensive system of nature set out in What is Philosophy?, defining it as an open system in motion that conjoins (...) with the historical preconditions and intersects it with science and art. The article then addresses the precise method whereby the philosopher as an individual subject, emerging from nature, can succeed in becoming creative – that is, in creating concepts to bring forth new events. Finally, the brain turns out to be the pivot between the system and this method. What is Philosophy? thus presents an account of the brain based on a theory of the three specific planes of philosophy, science and art, and uses it to expand upon the idea of assemblage for a philosophy of nature. (shrink)
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    Hegel, Naturalism and the Philosophy of Nature.Alison Stone - 2013 - Hegel Bulletin 34 (1):59-78.
    In this article I consider whether Hegel is a naturalist or an anti-naturalist with respect to his philosophy of nature. I adopt a cluster-based approach to naturalism, on which positions are more or less naturalistic depending how many strands of the clusternaturalismthey exemplify. I focus on two strands: belief that philosophy is continuous with the empirical sciences, and disbelief in supernatural entities. I argue that Hegel regards philosophy of nature as distinct, but not wholly discontinuous, (...)
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    Is Philosophy of Nature Irrelevant?Daniel D. De Haan - forthcoming - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
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  50. The Philosophy of Natural History and Historiography Making Prehistory: Historical Science and the Scientific Realism Debate. [REVIEW]Aviezer Tucker - 2009 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 3 (4):385-394.
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