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Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature

Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature

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Robert Stern
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  • Date Published: September 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521357333

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  • This is an English translation of Schelling's Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature (first published in 1797 and revised in 1803), one of the most significant works in the German tradition of philosophy of nature and early nineteenth-century philosophy of science. It stands in opposition to the Newtonian picture of matter as constituted by inert, impenetrable particles, and argues instead for matter as an equilibrium of active forces that engage in dynamic polar opposition to one another. In the revisions of 1803 Schelling incorporated this dialectical view into a neo-Platonic conception of an original unity divided upon itself. The text is of more than simply historical interest: its daring and original vision of nature, philosophy, and empirical science will prove absorbing reading for all philosophers concerned with post-Kantian German idealism, for scholars of German Romanticism, and for historians of science.

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    • Date Published: September 1988
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521357333
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 154 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Robert Stern
    Translators' note
    Glossary
    1. Of the combustion of bodies
    2. Of light
    3. Of the air and the kinds of air
    4. Of electricity
    5. Of the magnet
    6. General considerations, as results of the foregoing
    7. On attraction and repulsion in general, as principles of a system of nature
    8. On the fictitious use of these two principles
    9. Some remarks on the mechanical physics of M. Le Sage
    10. First origin of the concept of matter, from the nature of perception and the human mind
    11. Basic principles of dynamics
    12. Of contingent determinations of matter - gradual transition into the domain of mere experience
    13. Philosophy of chemistry in general
    14. Application of these principles to particular topics of chemistry
    15. Projected outline of the first principles of chemistry
    Concluding note and transition to the following part
    Appendix
    Index of names
    Index of subjects.

  • Author

    F. W. J. von Schelling

    Translators

    Errol E. Harris

    Peter Heath

    Introduction by

    Robert Stern, University of Sheffield

    Contributors

    Robert Stern

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