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Experimental Philosophy and the Birth of Empirical Science


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Contents: Introduction: the historical sociology of scientific explanations; The break with the philosophical discourse on nature: the discovery of electrical conductivity; Explanation and experimentation transformed: Newton's studies on spectral colors; The public transaction of Newton's optical research; Remodeling human understanding: Locke's laboratory of the mind; Locke's doctrine of the faithful mind; Experimental philosophy: the Gospel according to Boyle; Science as an institution of human understanding: conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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Dr Michael Ben-Chaim is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, USA.

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