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Locke’s earliest use of the term ‘experimentall naturall philosophy’

8 September 2017

Peter Anstey writes… It is well known that the leading English philosopher John Locke (1632–1704) had much exposure to the writings and practice of experimental philosophers...

Review of the rationalism-empiricism distinction in Latin America

13 July 2017

Juan Gomez writes… In this post I want to take a break from sharing my research on the ESD in early modern Spain. I want to talk about the current application of the rationalism-empiricism...

Vegetative and mechanical processes in Newton’s Chymistry

2 May 2017

Kirsten Walsh writes… In my last post, I started thinking about the lesser-known aspects of Newton’s work—his chymistry, theology and Church history—in order...

Call for Papers: Causa sive ratio: causality and reason in modernity between metaphysics, epistemology and science

15 March 2017

Call for Papers: Causa sive ratio: causality and reason in modernity between metaphysics, epistemology and science 14-16 November 2017, Università degli Studi di Milano Submission...