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Leviathan and the Air-Pump

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fluid mechanics,
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Physics,
  • History Of Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science,
  • Science / History,
  • Experiments,
  • Air-pump,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages456
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7756677M
    ISBN 100691024324
    ISBN 109780691024325

    However, he casts doubt upon the strength of the relationship between politics of the greater society and the politics within the Royal Society. To be considered legitimate a scientist must have sufficiently proven their hypothesis through repeated Leviathan and the Air-Pump book. Before Mayfor example, Hobbes preferred vacuist interpretations of experimental pneumatics and strictly rejected plenist interpretations as not imaginable; [13] but Shapin and Schaffer turn the vacuist into a plenist by ignoring all the vacuist interpretations and by producing a very faulty translation as a putative proof for a plenist interpretation. To illustrate, Hobbes suggests that the persistence of a vision after the eyes have been closed indicates that the ocular sensory apparatus is still in motion; this motion is no longer immediate sensation, but imagination. And after leading the experimental life for centuries, we're beginning to reconsider Hobbes' interpretation. Shapin and Schaffer were also innovative in their ethnographic approach.

    Boyle proposed the experiment as cure. As they say, they want to play the role of pretend strangers p. They explain that, traditionally, Hobbes's position on natural philosophy has been dismissed by historians because historians perceived Hobbes as "misunderstanding" [4] Boyle's work. Through method, ethics, and community, Boyle structured the experimental program in a specific way for desired ends. Shapin and Schaffer were also innovative in their ethnographic approach. They wish to take a "stranger's" [2] viewpoint when examining the debate between Hobbes and Boyle because, in the s, both methods of knowledge production were well respected in the academic community [3] and the reasons that Boyle's experimentalism prevailed over Hobbes's natural philosophy would not have been obvious to contemporaries.

    The authors use the experiments designed and performed by Boyle demonstrating the presence of a vacuum inside his air-pump Leviathan and the Air-Pump book an example. Jacob wrote that, for a time, it was the most influential book in the field of history of science, following the trend to relativism with its equation of "scientific discourses" with "strategies of power". A genuine stranger is simply ignorant. So "for Hobbes, the rejection of vacuum was the elimination of a space within which dissention could take place" p. Hobbes deduces that this continuance of motion is responsible for the transformation of sense into thoughts or "imagination," for when an external body presses against the human sense apparatus and sets off a series of new motions, these motions will perpetuate until they meet a hindrance.


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Leviathan and the Air-Pump by Steven Shapin Download PDF Ebook

Simon Schaffer is professor of history of science at the University of Cambridge. Shapin and Leviathan and the Air-Pump book found a moment of scientific revolution and showed how key scientific givens--facts, interpretations, experiment, truth--were fundamental to a new political order.

Hobbes argues that our knowledge of the world originates from "external bodies" pressing against our sensory apparatus. Principe, in The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest, argues extensively that many of the conclusions reached by Shapin and Schaffer rest on inaccurate and at times presentist conceptions of Boyle's work.

Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer use the confrontation between Hobbes and Boyle as a way of understanding what was at stake in the early history of scientific experimentation.

Simon Leviathan and the Air-Pump book Schaffer also do an excellent job of situating the debate inside the historical Leviathan and the Air-Pump book, making clear that this was not a personal dispute isolated from all other event, but a series of disputes and discussions being made during a time of great change, not only scientifically but politically and socially as well.

Read Count: Leviathan and the Air-Pump by Steven Shapin,Simon Schaffer Book Resume: Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump.

They explain that, traditionally, Hobbes's position on natural philosophy has been dismissed by historians because historians perceived Hobbes as "misunderstanding" [4] Boyle's work. Hobbes claimed that the performance of experiments was closed to the public, who were expected to simply believe what the Royal Society told them.

At the same time, there could and must be individual beliefs. Hobbes, relying on the principle of horror vacui, disagreed. Boyle's knowledge was founded in consensus of freely, independently developed belief.

Boyle used as proof of the superiority of his method that experiments could be explained, reproduced, and shown publicly. This really got in the way of the message that the authors were trying to pursue.

In addition, they comment on the social instability of Restoration society post These were all qualities that made experiment more acceptable to the masses than philosophy, which was so often individual, and occult.

Attempting to understand the work habits, rituals, and social structures of a remote, unfamiliar group, they argued that politics were tied up in what scientists did, rather than what they said.

But Hobbes didn't buy it. The new approaches taken in Leviathan and the Air-Pump have been enormously influential on historical studies of science. Consequently, "when a thing is in motion, it will eternally be in motion" unless acted upon by another body. Hobbes, by contrast, looked for natural law and viewed experiments as the artificial, unreliable products of an exclusive guild.

The rest of Hobbes's argument depends upon the conclusions established in these opening chapters. Attempting to understand the work habits, rituals, and social structures of a remote, unfamiliar group, they argued that politics were tied up in what scientists did, rather than what they said.

Their findings suggest the futility of wrenching science from its ideological context, and not only with respect to the seventeenth century; they also detect parallels with the crisis of confidence affecting contemporary science. Hobbes, by contrast, looked for natural law and viewed experiments as the artificial, unreliable products of an exclusive guild.

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented tjarrodbonta.com: Princeton University Press.Leviathan or Pdf Matter, Forme and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil is a book written by an English materialist philosopher Thomas Hobbes about problems of the state existence and development.

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