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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 previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Genealogy to Iqbal (1998)

by Edward Craig

John Monism Natural deduction, tableau and Nous Monism, Indian sequent systems Nozick, Robert Monotheism Natural kinds Numbers Montague, Richard Merett Natural Law Numenius Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de Natural philosophy, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy (2010)

Philosophy Between 500 and 1500 by Henrik Lagerlund

Springer, The Netherlands, pp 63–94 Natural Philosophy Johannes M. M. H. THIJSSEN Faculty of Philosophy Radboud University Nijmegen Nijmegen The Netherlands Abstract Before the publication of Newton's Principia mathematica ...

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 previewEncyclopedia Mancuniensis (1815)

Or, The New School of Arts, Science, and Manufactures; Being an Elementary Circle of the Sciences, and General Display of Useful Knowledge; Designed as a Familiar Introduction to Natural Philosophy, Chemistry Etc

Or, The New School of Arts, Science, and Manufactures; Being an Elementary Circle of the Sciences, and General Display of Useful Knowledge; Designed as a Familiar Introduction to Natural Philosophy, Chemistry Etc. 616 of Philosophy.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

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 botany. The phenomena of the first ...

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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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