Ideal Idealist

Newtonian Studies

by Alexandre Koyré

Metaphysics and Measurement, Essays in Scientific Revolution

by Alexander Koyré
In the history of science there is a consistent antithesis between idealism and sensationalism. According to one school of historians (which, having the authority of Locke behind it, has flourished throughout the last two centuries), man’s conception of his natural environment is essentially formed through sensation: of course, the senses …