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Lucretius and the History of Science

Johnson, Monte and Wilson, Catherine (2006) Lucretius and the History of Science. [Preprint]


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The essay is to be published in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Lucretius (ed. P. Hardie and S. Gilispie). It provides an overview of the influence of Lucretius on the renaissance, early modern, modern, and twentieth century science, including cosmology, physics, chemistry, and life sciences.

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Item Type: Preprint
Johnson, Monte
Wilson, Catherine
Keywords: Lucretius, Epicurus, Democritus, atom, atomism, matter, materialism, atheism, Conches, Fracastoro, Bruno, Scaliger, Basso, Telesio, Bacon, Sennert, Magnenus, Beeckman, Descartes, Gassendi, Newton, Hobbes, Cavendish, Charleton, Boyle, Leibniz, Kant, Hume, Darwin, Dalton, Maxwell, Mach, Duhem, Bohr, Schrodinger, Perrin, Heisenberg
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Science and Religion
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
Specific Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Monte Johnson
Date Deposited: 04 May 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 2705

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