David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy 21 (78):5 - 28 (1946)
The history of Natural Philosophy is dominated by a paradox; broadly speaking, a vast increase in its range of application to the external world has been accompanied by a sweeping simplification in its basic assumptions. From the standpoint of Empiricism this dual development appears utterly mysterious. On the other hand, Rationalism, which seeks to demonstrate the metaphysical necessity of natural law, and hence might throw light on this development, has been generally discredited, particularly by men of science. It is not surprising, therefore, that philosophical discussion of scientific method has become a Babel of confusing tongues
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Donald L. Carveth (1987). The Epistemological Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Deconstructionist View of the Controversy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (1):97-115.
Alexander Paseau (2008). Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Paul K. Moser (1988). The Foundations of Epistemological Probability. Erkenntnis 28 (2):231 - 251.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte (2000). Foundations of Natural Right: According to the Principles of the Wissenschaftslehre. Cambridge University Press.
Harun Tepe (2007). Epistemological Dilemmas of Contemporary Ethics. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:25-30.
W. J. Talbott (2010). Human Rights and Human Well-Being. Oxford University Press.
Ingo Brigandt (2009). Natural Kinds in Evolution and Systematics: Metaphysical and Epistemological Considerations. Acta Biotheoretica 57 (1-2):77-97.
Immanuel Kant (2004). Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science. Cambridge University Press.
Jonathan Crowe (2005). Existentialism and Natural Law. Adelaide Law Review 26:55-72.
Added to index2010-08-10
Total downloads3 ( #617,179 of 1,796,448 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #467,616 of 1,796,448 )
How can I increase my downloads?