Book ID: CBB268233178

David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry (2016)

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Demeter, Tamás (Author)


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Brill's studies in intellectual history


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 221 pages
Language: English

David Hume has a canonical place in the context of moral philosophy, but his insights are less frequently discussed in relation to natural philosophy. David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism offers a discussion of Hume’s methodological and ideological commitments in matters of knowledge as reflected in his language and outlook. Tamás Demeter argues that several aspects of Hume’s moral philosophy reflect post-Newtonian tendencies in the aftermath of the Opticks, and show affinities with Newton-inspired Scottish physiology and chemistry. Consequently, when Hume describes his project as an 'anatomy of the mind' he uses a metaphor that expresses his commitment to study human cognitive and affective functioning on analogy with active and organic nature, and not with the Principia’s world of inert matter.

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Review Stefanie Rocknak (2019) Review of "David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism: Methodology and Ideology in Enlightenment Inquiry". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 163-164). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Wood, Paul B.
Sher, Richard B.
MacDonald, Fiona A.
Wright, John P.
Stewart, M. A.
Stanistreet, Paul
Journals
History of European Ideas
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Science and Education
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Philosophy of Science
Publishers
University of Rochester Press
Ashgate
Editora Livraria da Física
Pennsylvania State University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Cambridge University Press
Concepts
Philosophy of science
Newtonianism
Methodology of science; scientific method
Natural philosophy
Physics
Philosophy
People
Hume, David
Newton, Isaac
Locke, John
MacLaurin, Colin
Smith, Adam
Stewart, Dugald
Places
Scotland
Greece
England
Times
18th century
Enlightenment
17th century
19th century
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