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    A Natural History of the Senses.Diane Ackerman - 1990 - Random House.
    A. NATURAL. HISTORY. OF. THE. SENSES. “This is one of the best books of the year—by any measure you want to apply. It is interesting, informative, very well written. This book can be opened on any page and read with relish.... thoroughly  ...
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  2. A Natural History of Human Morality.Michael Tomasello (ed.) - 2015 - Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
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    Cultures of Natural History.N. Jardine, J. A. Secord, James A. Secord & E. C. Spary - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    The first systematic general work on recent scholarship in the history of natural history.
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    A Natural History of Negation.Laurence R. Horn - 1989 - University of Chicago Press.
    This book offers a unique synthesis of past and current work on the structure, meaning, and use of negation and negative expressions, a topic that has engaged thinkers from Aristotle and the Buddha to Freud and Chomsky. Horn's masterful study melds a review of scholarship in philosophy, psychology, and linguistics with original research, providing a full picture of negation in natural language and thought; this new edition adds a comprehensive preface and bibliography, surveying research since the book's original publication.
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  5. A Natural History of Natural Theology: The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion.Helen De Cruz & Johan De Smedt - 2015 - Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
    [from the publisher's website] Questions about the existence and attributes of God form the subject matter of natural theology, which seeks to gain knowledge of the divine by relying on reason and experience of the world. Arguments in natural theology rely largely on intuitions and inferences that seem natural to us, occurring spontaneously—at the sight of a beautiful landscape, perhaps, or in wonderment at the complexity of the cosmos—even to a nonphilosopher. In this book, Helen De Cruz (...)
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    Nature, history, state, 1933-1934.Martin Heidegger - 2013 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    Nature, History, State: 1933-1934 presents the first complete English-language translation of Heidegger's seminar 'On the Essence and Concepts of Nature, History and State', together with full introductory material and interpretive essays by five leading thinkers and scholars: Robert Bernasconi, Peter Eli Gordon, Marion Heinz, Theodore Kisiel and Slavoj Žižek. The seminar, which was held while Heidegger was serving as National Socialist rector of the University of Freiburg, represents important evidence of the development of Heidegger's political thought. The text (...)
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  7. A Natural History of Negation.Laurence R. Horn - 1991 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 24 (2):164-168.
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    The Natural History of the Mind.Gordon Rattray Taylor - 1979 - Penguin Books.
    Translating current research into accessible terms, Taylor discusses the brain's electrical and chemical processes, amnesia, mystical states, and multiple personality and the nature of dreaming, memory, pain, and intelligence.
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    The Natural History of Religion.David Hume - 1757 - Macmillan Pub. Co..
    The text followed in this edition is that established by TH Green and TH Grose and printed in their critical edition of Hume's Essays, Moral, Political, ...
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    The Natural History of Explanation.Michael G. Adelberg - 1994 - Panurge Press.
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    Ethology, Natural History, the Life Sciences, and the Problem of Place.Richard W. Burkhardt - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (3):489 - 508.
    Investigators of animal behavior since the eighteenth century have sought to make their work integral to the enterprises of natural history and/or the life sciences. In their efforts to do so, they have frequently based their claims of authority on the advantages offered by the special places where they have conducted their research. The zoo, the laboratory, and the field have been major settings for animal behavior studies. The issue of the relative advantages of these different sites has (...)
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  12. The Natural History of Religion.David Hume, A. Wayne Colver & John Valdimir Price - 1956 - Religious Studies 14 (1):125-126.
  13. Nature, History and Existentialism.Karl Löwith - 1966 - Northwestern University Press.
     
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    Cognitive Foundations of Natural History: Towards an Anthropology of Science.Scott Atran - 1990 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Inspired by a debate between Noam Chomsky and Jean Piaget, this work traces the development of natural history from Aristotle to Darwin, and demonstrates how the science of plants and animals has emerged from the common conceptions of folkbiology.
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    Modernizing Natural History: Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Transition. [REVIEW]Mary E. Sunderland - 2013 - Journal of the History of Biology 46 (3):369-400.
    Throughout the twentieth century calls to modernize natural history motivated a range of responses. It was unclear how research in natural history museums would participate in the significant technological and conceptual changes that were occurring in the life sciences. By the 1960s, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, was among the few university-based natural history museums that were able to maintain their specimen collections and support active research. The MVZ (...)
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  16. Consciousness: A natural history.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1998 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (3):260-94.
    The basic question cognitivists and most analytic philosophers of mind ask is how consciousness arises in matter. This article outlines basic reasons for thinking the question spurious. It does so by examining 1) definitions of life, 2) unjustified and unjustifiable uses of diacritical markings to distinguish real cognition from metaphoric cognition, 3) evidence showing that corporeal consciousness is a biological imperative, 4) corporeal matters of fact deriving from the evolution of proprioception. Three implications of the examination are briefly noted: 1) (...)
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  17. Natural History in Early Modern France: The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre.Raphaële Garrod & Paul J. Smith (eds.) - 2018 - Brill.
    Garrod, Smith and the contributors of the volume envisage the longue durée poetics of an early modern genre. They interpret its poetics alongside its various epistemic agenda and make a case for the literary status of natural history.
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  18. A natural history of the soul: who are we anyway? what does our future hold?Arnie Lund - 2021 - Edmonds, WA: Örn Press.
    What will your soul's gender be in Heaven? Will your pet Harry be there? Could your clone have a soul? Will eternity be fun? What is it with the ghosts of loved ones? A Natural History of the Soul makes a challenging topic accessible through an entertaining and readable exploration. It begins by reviewing beliefs about the soul and the afterlife in our popular culture, and looks at how they have evolved from the earliest humans. It identifies key (...)
     
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    A Natural History of Negation.Jon Barwise & Laurence R. Horn - 1991 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (3):1103.
  20. From natural history to political economy: The enlightened mission of Domenico vandelli in late eighteenth-century portugal.L. J. - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (4):781-803.
    This article presents the main features of the work of Domenico Vandelli (1735-1816), an Italian-born man of science who lived a large part of his life in Portugal. Vandelli's scientific interests as a naturalist paved the way to his activities as a reformer and adviser on economic and financial issues. The topics covered in his writings are similar to those discussed by Linnaeus, with whom Vandelli corresponded. They clearly reveal that the scientific preparation indispensable for a better knowledge of (...) resources was also a fundamental condition for correctly addressing problems of efficiency in their economic allocation. The key argument put forward in this article is that the relationship between natural history and the agenda for economic reform and development deserves to be further analysed. It is indeed a central element in the emergence of political economy as an autonomous scientific discourse during the last decades of the eighteenth century. (shrink)
     
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    Natural History as a Family Enterprise: Kinship and Inheritance in Eighteenth‐Century Science.Alix Cooper - 2021 - Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 44 (2):211-227.
    As recent research has shown, many of the activities of early modern (including eighteenth-century) naturalists were carried out in the household. This article investigates the ways in which family members in particular, both male and female, ended up engaging in kinds of labor which furthered the pursuit of natural history in the eighteenth century. Examining evidence from various different parts of Europe and its colonies, the article argues that natural history can be seen to have often (...)
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    Natural History Of Parasitic Disease: Patrick Manson's Philosophical Method.Shang-Jen Li - 2002 - Isis 93 (2):206-228.
    A distinct British approach to disease in the tropics has been identified in the recent historiography of colonial medicine: Mansonian tropical medicine, named after Sir Patrick Manson , the founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine. This essay examines Manson's study of filariasis and argues that his conceptual tools and research framework were derived from contemporary natural history. It investigates Manson's training in natural history at the University of Aberdeen, where some of his teachers were (...)
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    Natural History and the Encyclopédie.James Llana - 2000 - Journal of the History of Biology 33 (1):1 - 25.
    The general popularity of natural history in the eighteenth century is mirrored in the frequency and importance of the more than 4,500 articles on natural history in the "Encyclopédie". The main contributors to natural history were Daubenton, Diderot, Jaucourt and d'Holbach, but some of the key animating principles derive from Buffon, who wrote nothing specifically for the "Encyclopédie". Still, a number of articles reflect his thinking, especially his antipathy toward Linnaeus. There was in principle (...)
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    Natural history and variability of organized beings in Kant's philosophy.Bogdana Stamenković - 2022 - Belgrade Philosophical Annual 1 (35):91-107.
    This paper aims to examine Kant’s views on evolution of organized beings and to show that Kant’s antievolutionary conclusions stem from his study of natural history and variability of organisms. Accordingly, I discuss Kant’s study of natural history and consider whether his conclusion about impossibility of knowledge about such history expands on the research of history of organized beings. Moving forward, I examine the notion of variability in Kant’s philosophy, and show that his theory (...)
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    A Natural History of Human Thinking by Michael Tomasello. [REVIEW]Kim Sterelny - 2015 - Review of Metaphysics 69 (1):156-158.
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  26. The Natural History of Religion and Dialogues concerning Natural Religion.David Hume, A. W. Colver & J. V. Price - 1977 - Philosophy 52 (201):362-364.
  27. Nature, History and Existentialism and Other Essays in the Philosophy of History.Karl Löwith & Arnold Boyd Levison - 1966 - Northwestern University Press.
     
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  28. The Natural History of Student Relativism.Roger Paden - 1994 - Journal of Thought 29 (2):47-59.
     
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    Francis Bacon's Natural History and the Senecan Natural Histories of Early Modern Europe.Dana Jalobeanu - 2012 - Early Science and Medicine 17 (1):197-229.
    At various stages in his career, Francis Bacon claimed to have reformed and changed traditional natural history in such a way that his new “natural and experimental history” was unlike any of its ancient or humanist predecessors. Surprisingly, such claims have gone largely unquestioned in Baconian scholarship. Contextual readings of Bacon's natural history have compared it, so far, only with Plinian or humanist natural history. This paper investigates a different form of (...) history, very popular among Bacon's contemporaries, but yet unexplored by contemporary students of Bacon's works. I have provisionally called this form of natural history 'Senecan' natural history, partly because it took shape in the Neo-Stoic revival of the sixteenth-century, partly because it originates in a particular cosmographical reading of Seneca's Naturales quaestiones. I discuss in this paper two examples of Senecan natural history: the encyclopedic and cosmographical projects of Pierre de la Primaudaye and Samuel Purchas. I highlight a number of similarities between these two projects and Francis Bacon's natural history, and argue that Senecan natural history forms an important aspect in the historical and philosophical background that needs to be taken into consideration if we want to understand the extent to which Bacon's project to reform natural history can be said to be new. (shrink)
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    Nature, History and Existentialism. [REVIEW]W. W. A. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (3):544-544.
    The volume consists of eleven of Löwith's essays on the philosophy of history, the history of philosophy, and the nature of the challenges faced by philosophy and the Christian faith in the twentieth century. Included are illuminating studies on Heidegger, Pascal and the early Marx. Appearing for the first time in translation are three noteworthy and challenging essays, "The Quest for the Meaning of History," "The Fate of Progress," and "Hegel and the Christian Religion." Löwith is concerned (...)
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  31. Natural history.Paul Lawrence Farber - 2003 - In Alan Charles Kors (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Natural history: The life and afterlife of a concept in Adorno.Max Pensky - 2004 - Critical Horizons 5 (1):227-258.
    Theodor Adorno's concept of 'natural history' [Naturgeschichte] was central for a number of Adorno's theoretical projects, but remains elusive. In this essay, I analyse different dimensions of the concept of natural history, distinguishing amongst (a) a reflection on the normative and methodological bases of philosophical anthropology and critical social science; (b) a conception of critical memory oriented toward the preservation of the memory of historical suffering; and (c) the notion of 'mindfulness of nature in the subject' (...)
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    The natural history of the understanding: Locke and the rise of facultative logic in the eighteenth century.James G. Buickerood - 1985 - History and Philosophy of Logic 6 (1):157-190.
    Whatever its merits and difficulties, the concept of logic embedded in much of the "new philosophy" of the early modern period was then understood to supplant contemporary views of formal logic. The notion of compiling a natural history of the understanding constituted the basis of this new concept of logic. The following paper attempts to trace this view of logic through some of the major and numerous minor texts of the period, centering on the development and influence of (...)
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  34. From Natural History to the History of Nature: Readings from Buffon and His Critics.John Lyon & Phillip R. Sloan - 1983 - Journal of the History of Biology 16 (1):177-178.
  35. Natural History of Enthusiasm [by I. Taylor].Isaac Taylor - 1829
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  36. Natural History Manuscript Resources in the British Isles by Gavin D. R. Bridson; Valerie C. Phillips; Anthony P. Harvey. [REVIEW]Arnold Thackray - 1982 - Isis 73:438-439.
     
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  37. The Natural History of the Unthinged: Iain Grant's Philosophies of Nature After Schelling. [REVIEW]James Trafford - 2008 - Pli 19.
     
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    Nature, history and the self: Friedrich nietzsches untimely considerations.Catherine Zuckert - 1976 - Nietzsche Studien 5 (1):55.
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    The Natural History of Religion. [REVIEW]E. B. J. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (4):720-720.
    Emphasizing Hume's claim of a gulf between the rational bases of religion and its empirical, historical origins, the Introduction holds that the History marks the beginning of the philosophy of religion. --J. E. B.
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  40. The natural history Files.F. P. - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 32 (3):583-587.
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    Natural History, 1670–1802.”.Phillip R. Sloan - 1990 - In R. C. Olby, G. N. Cantor, J. R. R. Christie & M. J. S. Hodge (eds.), Companion to the History of Modern Science. Routledge. pp. 295--313.
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  42. The Natural History of Religion. [REVIEW]J. E. B. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (4):720-720.
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    The Natural History of Desire.David Spurrett - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (3):304-313.
    Sterelny (2003) develops an idealised natural history of folk-psychological kinds. He argues that belief-like states are natural elaborations of simpler control systems, called detection systems, which map directly from environmental cue to response. Belief-like states exhibit robust tracking (sensitivity to multiple environmental states), and response breadth (occasioning a wider range of behaviours). The development of robust tracking and response-breadth depend partly on properties of the informational environment. In a transparent environment the functional relevance of states of the (...)
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  44. The Natural History of Experience.C. Lloyd Morgan - 1910 - Philosophical Review 19:365.
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  45. Natural history for the building up of philosophy.Francis Bacon - unknown
     
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  46. From Natural History to History. The scope and limits of Evolutionary Epistemology and Teleosemantics as naturalist research programs.A. L. Jaume - 2013 - Ludus Vitalis 21 (39).
  47. Natural history and psychology: Perspectives and problems.P. Keiler - 1981 - In Uffe Juul Jensen & Rom Harré (eds.), The Philosophy of Evolution. St. Martin's Press. pp. 137--154.
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  48. The Natural History of the Christian Religion, by William Mackintosh. [REVIEW]Robert Latta - 1894 - International Journal of Ethics 5:395.
     
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  49. The natural history and captive husbandry of the New Caledonian lizard genus Rhacodactylus.T. Tytle - 1992 - Vivarium 3 (6):32.
  50. Natural History: From José de Acosta's Model to Francis Bacon's Proposals.Francisco Castilla Urbano - 2022 - In Leopoldo J. Prieto López (ed.), Projections of Spanish Jesuit Scholasticism on British Thought: New Horizons in Politics, Law and Rights. Brill.
     
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