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The Resource Natural science, Immanuel Kant ; edited by Eric Watkins ; translated by Lewis White Beck, Jeffrey B. Edwards, Olaf Reinhardt, Martin Schönfeld, Eric Watkins

Natural science, Immanuel Kant ; edited by Eric Watkins ; translated by Lewis White Beck, Jeffrey B. Edwards, Olaf Reinhardt, Martin Schönfeld, Eric Watkins

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Natural science
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Natural science
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Immanuel Kant ; edited by Eric Watkins ; translated by Lewis White Beck, Jeffrey B. Edwards, Olaf Reinhardt, Martin Schönfeld, Eric Watkins
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Though Kant is best known for his strictly philosophical works in the 1780s, many of his early publications in particular were devoted to what we would call 'natural science'. Kant's Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755) made a significant advance in cosmology, and he was also instrumental in establishing the newly emerging discipline of physical geography, lecturing on it for almost his entire career. In this volume Eric Watkins brings together new English translations of Kant's first publication, Thoughts on the True Estimation of Living Forces (1746-1749), the entirety of Physical Geography (1802), a series of shorter essays, along with many of Kant's most important publications in natural science. The volume is rich in material for the student and the scholar, with extensive linguistic and explanatory notes, editorial introductions and a glossary of key terms"--
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1724-1804
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Kant, Immanuel
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
B2758
LC item number
2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1964-
  • 1724-1804
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  • Watkins, Eric
  • Kant, Immanuel
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The Cambridge edition of the works of Immanuel Kant in translation
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  • Science
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Science
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Natural science, Immanuel Kant ; edited by Eric Watkins ; translated by Lewis White Beck, Jeffrey B. Edwards, Olaf Reinhardt, Martin Schönfeld, Eric Watkins
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Includes index
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Thoughts on the true estimation of living forces and assessment of the demonstrations that Leibniz and other scholars of mechanics have made use of in this controversial subject, together with some prefatory considerations pertaining to the force of bodies in general (1746-1749) -- Examination of the question whether the rotation of the Earth on its axis by which it brings about the alternation of day and night has undergone any change since its origin and how one can be certain of this, which (question) was set by the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin as the prize question for the current year (1754) -- The question, whether the Earth is ageing, considered from a physical point of view (1754) -- Universal natural history and theory of the heavens or essay on the constitution and the mechanical origin of the whole universe according to Newtonian principles (1755) -- Succinct exposition of some meditations on fire (1755) -- On the causes of earthquakes on the occasion of the calamity that befell the western countries of Europe towards the end of last year (1756) -- History and natural description of the most noteworthy occurrences of the earthquake that struck a large part of the Earth at the end of the year 1755 (1756) -- Continued observations on the earthquakes that have been experienced for some time (1756) -- New notes to explain the theory of the winds, in which, at the same time, he invites attendance at his lectures (1756) -- Plan and announcement of a series of lectures on physical geography with an appendix containing a brief consideration of the question: whether the West winds in our regions are moist because they travel over a great sea (1757) -- New doctrine of motion and rest and the conclusions associated with it in the fundamental principles of natural science while at the same time his lectures for this half-year are announced (1758) -- Review of Silberschlag's work: theory of the fireball that appeared on 23 July 1762 (1764) -- Notice of Lambert's correspondence (1782) -- On the volcanoes on the Moon (1785) -- Something concerning the influence of the Moon on the weather (1794) -- Physical geography (1802)
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1 online resource (xviii, 802 pages)
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9781139014380
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(OCoLC)855022852
Label
Natural science, Immanuel Kant ; edited by Eric Watkins ; translated by Lewis White Beck, Jeffrey B. Edwards, Olaf Reinhardt, Martin Schönfeld, Eric Watkins
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thoughts on the true estimation of living forces and assessment of the demonstrations that Leibniz and other scholars of mechanics have made use of in this controversial subject, together with some prefatory considerations pertaining to the force of bodies in general (1746-1749) -- Examination of the question whether the rotation of the Earth on its axis by which it brings about the alternation of day and night has undergone any change since its origin and how one can be certain of this, which (question) was set by the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin as the prize question for the current year (1754) -- The question, whether the Earth is ageing, considered from a physical point of view (1754) -- Universal natural history and theory of the heavens or essay on the constitution and the mechanical origin of the whole universe according to Newtonian principles (1755) -- Succinct exposition of some meditations on fire (1755) -- On the causes of earthquakes on the occasion of the calamity that befell the western countries of Europe towards the end of last year (1756) -- History and natural description of the most noteworthy occurrences of the earthquake that struck a large part of the Earth at the end of the year 1755 (1756) -- Continued observations on the earthquakes that have been experienced for some time (1756) -- New notes to explain the theory of the winds, in which, at the same time, he invites attendance at his lectures (1756) -- Plan and announcement of a series of lectures on physical geography with an appendix containing a brief consideration of the question: whether the West winds in our regions are moist because they travel over a great sea (1757) -- New doctrine of motion and rest and the conclusions associated with it in the fundamental principles of natural science while at the same time his lectures for this half-year are announced (1758) -- Review of Silberschlag's work: theory of the fireball that appeared on 23 July 1762 (1764) -- Notice of Lambert's correspondence (1782) -- On the volcanoes on the Moon (1785) -- Something concerning the influence of the Moon on the weather (1794) -- Physical geography (1802)
Control code
855022852
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 802 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139014380
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855022852

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