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Introduction

Peter R. Anstey

in John Locke and Natural Philosophy

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199589777
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725487 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589777.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter provides an introductory discussion of the nature and scope of early modern natural philosophy, including the distinction between Experimental and Speculative natural philosophy and the relation between natural philosophy and medicine. States the main theses of the book and provides an overview of the contents of each chapter.

Keywords: natural philosophy; medicine; experimental/speculative distinction

Chapter.  5363 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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