The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant

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  • Author(s): McRae, Robert F.
  • Publication Information:
    Toronto : University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. 2017
  • Additional Information
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      The author has taken an important subject, one which has pervaded the thinking of scientists, philosophers, and historians, and with impeccable scholarship and great clarity has concerned himself with a specific aspect of it: the way in which the determination of how the unity of the sciences is to be conceived presented itself to philosophers as a specifically philosophical or logical problem. The study is not, therefore, an essay in the history of ideas showing the idea of unity at work in many cultural contexts, or in the history of the classification fo the sciences; nor does it discuss philosophers who suppose a unity but do not discuss it. Rather it is an exposition of what is directly said on the subject of unity by a number of philosphers who view it in their different ways as a problem for solving. Those chosen for discussion belong to the classical period of modern philosophy, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and chapters take up the contributions of Bacon, Descartes, Leibniz, Condillac, Diderot and D'Alembert, and Kant. This will be an important book for students and teachers in the history of philosophy, of science, of ideas; and will also be useful to students of English and French literature in the period it covers.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781487587086. 9781487586126. 9781487586546.
    • Accession Number:
      1048402490
    • Accession Number:
      1867877
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    • ABNT:
      MCRAE, R. F. The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McRae RF. The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1867877&custid=s8280428. Accessed October 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      McRae, R. F. (2017). The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1867877&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McRae, Robert F. 2017. The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1867877&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      McRae, R. F. (2017) The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1867877&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 17 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McRae, RF 2017, The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, Toronto, viewed 17 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McRae, Robert F. The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1867877&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McRae, Robert F. The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1867877&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McRae RF. The Problem of the Unity of the Sciences : Bacon to Kant [Internet]. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1867877&custid=s8280428