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Naturphilosophie

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Michael Ruse

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
182 words
Generally associated with the philosopher Schelling, Naturphilosophie was a widely supported although much derided general view of nature, popular in Romantic German circles at the ... More

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