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Autonomous nature : problems of prediction and control from ancient times to the scientific revolution / Carolyn Merchant.

By: Merchant, Carolyn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: BD581 .M47 2016Publication: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2016Description: xiii, 196 p.ISBN: 9781138930995 (hardcover); 1138930997 (hardcover); 9781138931008 (paperback); 1138931004 (paperback).Subject(s): Philosophy of nature | Chaotic behavior in systems | Complexity (Philosophy) | Nature -- Forecasting | Nature -- Effect of human beings on
Contents:
Introduction:Can nature be controlled?. Autonomous nature -- Greco-Roman concepts of nature -- Christianity and nature -- Nature personified : Renaissance ideas of nature -- Controlling nature. Vexing nature : Francis Bacon and the origins of experimentation -- Natural law : Spinoza on natura naturans and natura naturata -- Laws of nature :Lleibniz and Newton -- Epilogue : rambunctious nature in the twenty-first century.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction:Can nature be controlled?. Autonomous nature -- Greco-Roman concepts of nature -- Christianity and nature -- Nature personified : Renaissance ideas of nature -- Controlling nature. Vexing nature : Francis Bacon and the origins of experimentation -- Natural law : Spinoza on natura naturans and natura naturata -- Laws of nature :Lleibniz and Newton -- Epilogue : rambunctious nature in the twenty-first century.

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