Full-Text Search:
Home|Journal Papers|About CNKI|User Service|FAQ|Contact Us|中文
《Journal of Peking University(Philosophy and Social Sciences)》 2008-02
Add to Favorite Get Latest Update

The Discovery of Nature

Wu Guosheng(Department of Philosophy, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China)  
G.E.R. Lloyd, a Cambridge historian of science, claimed that the discovery of nature was the one of two important signs of the birth of science, with a rough positivist explanation. The word Nature has undergone a semantic transformation from Essence to Natural World. The Greek discovery of nature means two interconnected things. The first aspect is to invent a way to grasp the Being of beings by searching the Essence and Reason. The second one is to develop a areas of beings called Natural World by comparing the Physis and Techne. As the Greek primary recognition of Being, Nature has experienced several declinations once and again. Nature as internality became externality since then. It's destiny instead of mistake that there is no such discovery of nature and no such natural science in ancient China.
【Fund】: “西方自然哲学研究”项目中期成果;; “教育部人文社会科学重点研究基地基金”资助(批准号06JJD720001)
【CateGory Index】: B5
Download(CAJ format) Download(PDF format)
CAJViewer7.0 supports all the CNKI file formats; AdobeReader only supports the PDF format.
©2006 Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology Co., Ltd.(Beijing)(TTKN) All rights reserved