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noun

  1. the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of natural philosophy: physics
    • more generic term: natural science = the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena
    • more specific terms:
      • astronomy / uranology = the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
      • astronautics / aeronautics = the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
      • biophysics = physics as applied to biological problems
      • cryogenics / cryogeny = the branch of physics that studies the phenomena that occur at very low temperatures
      • crystallography = the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals
      • electromagnetics / electromagnetism = the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena
      • electronics = the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
      • electrostatics = the branch of physics that deals with static electricity
      • mechanics = the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
      • nuclear physics / atomic physics / nucleonics = the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
      • optics = the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
      • high energy physics / high-energy physics / particle physics = the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
      • plasma physics = the branch of physics concerned with matter in its plasma phase
      • quantum physics = the branch of physics based on quantum theory
      • rheology = the branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter
      • solid-state physics = the branch of physics that studies the properties of materials in the solid state: electrical conduction in crystals of semiconductors and metals; superconductivity
      • statistical mechanics = the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles
      • thermodynamics = the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

Alternative definition of the noun natural philosophy

noun

  1. The objective study of nature in the widest sense, including mathematics and all the sciences.
  2. The study of the physical sciences including mathematics.
  3. The study of physics, astronomy and mathematics.
  4. The mathematical study of astronomy and cosmology.
  5. The philosophy of quantum mechanics, relativity and cosmology.

Writings

  1. "Natural philosophy" is a book by Wilhelm Ostwald.
    • subject: Science
  2. "Natural philosophy" is a book by C. L. Hotze.
    • also known as "Natural philosophy: lessons in physics"

Miscellanea

Natural philosophy or the philosophy of nature was the philosophical study of nature and the physical universe that was dominant before the development of modern science. It is considered to be the precursor of natural sciences such as physics.

  • also known as 自然哲学

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Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Index (1998)

by Edward Craig

JOHN FINNIS NATURAL LAWS see Laws, NATURAL NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, MEDIEVAL Medieval Latin natural philosophy falls into two main periods, before the rise of the universities ( mainly in the twelfth century, when works were ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Brahman to Derrida (1998)

by Edward Craig

Natural deduction, tableau and sequent systems Natural kinds Natural Law Natural philosophy, medieval Natural theology Naturalism in ethics Naturalism in social science Naturalized epistemology Naturalized philosophy of science Nature ...

Google previewA general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language (1804)

for the use of schools, foreigners, &c. on the plan of Mr. Sheridan by Stephen Jones, Thomas Sheridan

Koger Bacon, Somersetshire ; natural philosophy • - - — . John Fordim, a prieSt of Mearns-shire ; history of Scotland »' - •-- . w_ SrofTry Chaucer, London ; the father of English poetry - . . - 1400 John Gower, Wales; the poet - - . - - - 1403 Sir ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Natural philosophy and chemistry have generally been made particular institutions in our seminaries of learning, but physiology has more commonly been taught in conjunction with anatomy, medicine, and botan V. #. phenomena of the first ...

Google previewThe Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005)

by Edward Craig, Knightsbridge Professor of Philosophy Edward Craig

Philosophy itself has three subdivisions: divine philosophy or natural theology, natural philosophy, and human philosophy, this last including the doctrine of the soul, logic, rhetoric, ethics and politics). Metaphysics is a branch of natural ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Natural philosophy, on the electricity, whose properties and effects, &c. have concerned with the material been wonderfully unfolded of late years.

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Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend. (Francis Bacon)
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