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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
    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 11:14
    Item ID: 2705
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2705

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