Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (4):501-502 (2011)
|Abstract||This book promises to tell “the untold story of the principal historical path from Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein” (xii). It is an ambitious promise. In explaining the influence of Reid’s philosophy on how Scottish scientists addressed phenomena such as light, heat, electricity, etc., Wilson addresses the exquisitely “Scottish” flavor of the contributions of Joseph Black, John Anderson, John Robinson, Dugald Stewart, Joseph Boscovitch, and several others. While the alleged goal is projected toward late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century discoveries, the discussion never loses sight of its historical context, by stressing the importance of theological consideration in scientific arguments (e.g. Robinson’s ..|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
J. H. Burns (2009). Scottish Kantians: An Exploration. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 7 (2):115-131.
M. A. Stewart (ed.) (1990). Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. Oxford University Press.
Alexander Broadie (ed.) (2003). The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment. Cambridge University Press.
James Fieser & James Oswald (eds.) (2000). Scottish Common Sense Philosophy: Sources and Origins. Thoemmes Press.
Nathaniel Wolloch (2006). The Status of Animals in Scottish Enlightenment Philosophy. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4 (1):63-82.
James McCosh (1966). The Scottish Philosophy, Biographical, Expository, Critical, From Hutcheson to Hamilton. Hildesheim, Georg Olms.
Aaron Garrett (2005). :The Library of Scottish Philosophy;Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings;James Beattie: Selected Philosophical Writings;The Scottish Idealists: Selected Philosophical Writings;Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the 18th Century;Scottish Philosophy: Selected Writings 1690–1960;John Macmurray: Selected Philosophical Writings. [REVIEW] Journal of Scottish Philosophy 3 (2):181-186.
Alexander Broadie (2000). Why Scottish Philosophy Matters. Saltire Society.
Knud Haakonssen (1996). Natural Law and Moral Philosophy: From Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Wood (2010). Review of David B. Wilson, Seeking Nature's Logic: Natural Philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (3).
Daniel Sommer Robinson (1961). The Story of Scottish Philosophy. New York, Exposition Press.
James A. Harris (2003). :Natural Rights on the Threshold of the Scottish Enlightenment: The Writings of Gershom Carmichael. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 1 (2):175-179.
Alexander Broadie, Scottish Philosophy in the 18th Century. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Alexander Broadie (1990). The Tradition of Scottish Philosophy: A New Perspective on the Enlightenment. Barnes & Noble.
Added to index2011-10-07
Total downloads8 ( #131,711 of 722,864 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,917 of 722,864 )
How can I increase my downloads?