Encyclopedia Of Early Modern Philosophy And The Sciences by Dana JalobeanuEncyclopedia Of Early Modern Philosophy And The Sciences by Dana Jalobeanu

Encyclopedia Of Early Modern Philosophy And The Sciences

byDana JalobeanuEditorCharles T. Wolfe, Delphine Bellis

Hardcover | November 15, 2020

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This Encyclopedia offers a fresh, integrated and creative perspective on the formation and foundations of philosophy and science in European modernity. Combining careful contextual reconstruction with arguments from traditional philosophy, the book examines methodological dimensions, breaks down traditional oppositions such as rationalism vs. empiricism, calls attention to gender issues, to 'insiders and outsiders', minor figures in philosophy, and underground movements, among many other topics. In addition, and in line with important recent transformations in the fields of history of science and early modern philosophy, the volume recognizes the specificity and significance of early modern science and discusses important developments including issues of historiography (such as historical epistemology), the interplay between the material culture and modes of knowledge, expert knowledge and craft knowledge. This book stands at the crossroads of different disciplines and combines their approaches - particularly the history of science, the history of philosophy, contemporary philosophy of science, and intellectual and cultural history. It brings together over 100 philosophers, historians of science, historians of mathematics, and medicine offering a comprehensive view of early modern philosophy and the sciences. It combines and discusses recent results from two very active fields: early modern philosophy and the history of (early modern) science.

Editorial Board


  • Dana Jalobeanu University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Charles T. Wolfe Ghent University, Belgium


  • Delphine Bellis University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Zvi Biener University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Angus Gowland University College London, UK
  • Ruth Hagengruber University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Hiro Hirai Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Martin Lenz University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Gideon Manning CalTech, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Silvia Manzo University of La Plata, Argentina
  • Enrico Pasini University of Turin, Italy
  • Cesare Pastorino TU Berlin, Germany
  • Lucian Petrescu Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Justin E. H. Smith University de Paris Diderot, France
  • Marius Stan Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
  • Koen Vermeir CNRS-SPHERE + Université de Paris, France
  • Kirsten Walsh University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dana Jalobeanu is lecturer in Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, member of the research centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science CELFIS, and of the research center Foundations of Early Modern Thought (FEM), University of Bucharest. She is the executive editor of the journal Societate si politica and co-...
Title:Encyclopedia Of Early Modern Philosophy And The SciencesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1200 pagesPublished:November 15, 2020Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319310674

ISBN - 13:9783319310671


Table of Contents

Mechanical philosophy.-Newtonianism.-Chemistry, alchemy.-Mind, soul and logic.-Metaphysics and laws of nature.-Methods of reading, writing and research.-Spaces for the production of knowledge, practical knowledge.-Aristotelianism and late scholasticism.-Controversies.-Life Sciences 1: Medicine.-Life Sciences 2: Natural history.-Mechanics, mixed mathematics.-Natural Magic, curiosity.-Experimental philosophy.-Women in philosophy and sciences.