Margaret Cavendish :

Cavendish, Margaret.

Margaret Cavendish : Observations upon Experimental Philosophy. - 1 online resource (339 pages) - Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy . - Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy .

Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Cavendish's works -- Editions and translations of other works frequently cited -- Introduction -- The publications in natural philosophy -- The critical reception of these works -- Cavendish's system of nature -- (1) Materialism -- (2) Complete mixture -- (3) Pan-organicism and pan-psychism -- (4) Continuum theory of matter -- (5) Non-mechanical natural change -- The significance of the text -- Chronology -- Further reading -- Note on the text -- The Preface to the Ensuing Treatise -- To the Reader -- An Argumental Discourse -- The Table of All the Principal Subjects Contained and Discoursed of in This Book -- I Observations upon Experimental Philosophy -- II Further Observations upon Experimental Philosophy -- Reflecting Withal, upon Some Principal Subjects in Contemplative… -- III Observations upon the Opinions of Some Ancient Philosophers -- I Observations upon Experimental Philosophy -- I Of Human Sense and Perception -- II Of Art, and Experimental Philosophy -- III Of Micrography, and of Magnifying and Multiplying Glasses -- IV Of the Production of Fire by a Flint and Steel -- V Of Pores -- VI Of the ''Effluviums'' of the Loadstone -- VII Of the Stings of Nettles and Bees -- VIII Of the Beard of a Wild Oat -- IX Of the Eyes of Flies -- X Of a Butterfly -- XI Of the Walking Motions of Flies, and Other Creatures -- [XII] Whether It Be Possible to Make Man and Other Animal Creatures that Naturally Have No Wings, Fly as Birds Do -- XIII Of Snails and Leeches: And, Whether All Animals Have Blood -- XIV Of Natural Productions -- XV Of the Seeds of Vegetables -- XVI Of the Providence of Nature, and of Some Opinions Concerning Motion -- XVII Descartes' Opinion of Motion, Examined -- XVIII Of the Blackness of a Charcoal -- and of Light. XIX Of the Pores of a Charcoal -- and of Emptiness -- XX Of Colours -- XXI Whether an Idea have a Colour, and of the Idea of a Spirit -- XXII Of Wood Petrified -- XXIII Of the Nature of Water -- XXIV Of Salt -- and of Sea or Salt Water -- XXV Of the Motions of Heat and Cold -- XXVI Of the Measures, Degrees, and Different Sorts of Heat and Cold -- XXVII Of Congelation and Freezing -- XXVIII Of Thawing or Dissolving of Frozen Bodies -- XXIX Several Questions Resolved Concerning Cold, and Frozen Bodies -- XXX Of Contraction and Dilatation -- XXXI Of the Parts of Nature, and of Atoms -- XXXII Of the Celestial Parts of This World -- and Whether They Be Alterable -- XXXIII Of the Substance of the Sun, and of Fire -- XXXIV Of Telescopes -- XXXV Of Knowledge and Perception in General -- XXXVI Of the Different Perceptions of Sense and Reason -- XXXVII Several Questions and Answers Concerning Knowledge and Perception -- II Further Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, Reflecting withal upon some Principal Subjects in Contemplative… -- I Ancient Learning Ought Not to be Exploded, nor the Experimental Part of Philosophy Preferred Before the Speculative -- II Whether Artificial Effects May Be Called Natural, and in What Sense -- III Of Natural Matter and Motion -- IV Nature Cannot Be Known by Any of Her Parts -- V Art Cannot Introduce New Forms in Nature -- VI Whether There Be Any Prime or Principal Figure in Nature -- and of the True Principles of Nature -- VII Whether Nature be self-moving -- VIII Of Animal Spirits -- IX Of the Doctrine of the Sceptics concerning the Knowledge of Nature -- X Of Natural Sense and Reason -- XI Of a General Knowledge and Worship of God, Given Him by all Natural Creatures -- XII Of a Particular Worship of God, Given Him by Those That Are His Chosen and Elect People -- XIII Of the Knowledge of Man. XIV A Natural Philosopher Cannot Be an Atheist -- XV Of the Rational Soul of Man -- XVI Whether Animal Parts Separated from their Bodies, Have Life -- XVII Of the Spleen -- XVIII Of Anatomy -- XIX Of Preserving the Figures of Animal Creatures -- XX Of Chemistry, and Chemical Principles -- XXI Of the Universal Medicine, and of Diseases -- XXII Of Outward Remedies -- XXIII Of Several Sorts of Drink and Meat -- XXIV Of Fermentation -- XXV Of the Plague -- XXVI Of Respiration -- III Observations upon the Opinions of Some Ancient Philosophers -- I Upon the Principles of Thales -- II Some Few Observations on Plato's Doctrine -- III Upon the Doctrine of Pythagoras -- IV Of Epicurus His Principles of Philosophy -- V On Aristotle's Philosophical Principles -- VI Of Skepticism, and Some Other Sects of the Ancients -- Glossary -- Index.

A 2001 edition of Margaret Cavendish's treatise on the philosophy of nature.

9780511154744


Philosophy of nature.


Electronic books.

B1299.N273 O27 2001

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