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A New Volume on Early Modern Experimental Philosophy

Alberto Vanzo and Peter Anstey are pleased to announce the publication of Experiment, Speculation and Religion in Early Modern Philosophy, New York: Routledge, 2019.

This is the first collection ever published that is dedicated to the theme of early modern experimental philosophy. It contains studies of individual philosophers –– Bacon, Boyle, Cavendish, Hobbes, Locke and Newton –– as well as studies of the place of hypotheses, the relation between experimental philosophy and religion and a critical overview of the state of the field in contemporary scholarship.



 Alberto vanzo and Peter R. Anstey

  1. Francis Bacon on Sophists, Poets and other Forms of Self-Deceit (Or, What can the

    Experimental Philosopher Learn from a Theoretically Informed History of Philosophy?)

DANA Jalobeanu

  1. Robert Boyle and the Intelligibility of the Corpuscular Philosophy

Peter R. Anstey

  1. Cavendish and Boyle on Colour and Experimental Philosophy

Keith Allen

  1. Appeals to Experience in Hobbes’ Science of Politics

Tom Sorell

  1. Locke and the Experimental Philosophy of the Human Mind

Philippe Hamou

  1. Newton’s Scaffolding: The Instrumental Roles of his Optical Hypotheses

Kirsten Walsh

  1. What (Else) was Behind the Newtonian Rejection of ‘Hypotheses’?

Catherine Wilson

  1. From Experimental Natural Philosophy to Natural Religion: Action and Contemplation in the Early Royal Society

Elliot Rossiter

  1. Experimental Philosophy and Religion in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Alberto Vanzo

  1. Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: A Non-Anglocentric Overview

Dmitri Levitin


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