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A post by Kirsten Walsh
Newton's 'Phenomena'. Kirsten Walsh writes… On this blog, I have often argued that Newton's Principia should be characterised as a work of experimental philosophy (for example, here, here and here). To support this argument, I have tended to emphasise similarities between Newton's work in optics ...
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A post by Alberto Vanzo
On the Early Modern Meanings of “Rationalism”. Alberto Vanzo writes… In last week's post, Juan noted that the Encyclopedia Britannica first recorded the philosophical meaning of the term “rationalism”...
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A post by Juan Gomez
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Feijoo and his 'Magisterio de la experiencia' (lessons of experience), Part II. In my previous post I introduced a text by the Spanish priest Beníto Jerónimo Feijoo. We saw Feijoo giving his picture o...
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A post by Kirsten Walsh
Electricity: A Speculative Newtonian Experimental Science? Kirsten Walsh writes… In his book, Franklin and Newton, I. Bernard Cohen described Franklin's work on electricity as an example of “Speculati...
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This is an interesting pair of posts: a guest post by Mihnea Dobre from Bucharest and a reply by Peter Anstey
Cartesian empiricisms. Mihnea Dobre from the universities of Bucharest and Nijmegen writes… As readers of this blog know, the classic division between continental Rationalists and British Empiricists ...
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A post by Juan Gomez
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Looking back: PATS workshop on Interdisciplinarity. Juan Gomez writes… A few weeks ago the Early Modern Thought Research Theme here at Otago hosted a colloquium on “Practical Knowledges and Skill in E...
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University of Otago Research group on Early Modern Experimental Philosophy
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We are Peter AnsteyJuan Manuel GomezAlberto Vanzo and Kirsten Walsh. We are four students of early modern philosophy based at the Department of Philosophy of theUniversity of Otago in New Zealand. This is the Google+ page for the blog of our research project which is entitled “Experimental Philosophy and the Origins of Empiricism”. You can read a description of our project here.
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