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natural philosophy

Origin of natural philosophy
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English
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natural philosopher, noun Unabridged
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  • Of course it is hypothetical natural philosophy speculation.
  • Only natural philosophy, and specifically theology, can address those questions.
  • That's why the precursor of modern science was natural philosophy, not supernatural philosophy.
  • In your latest post you rightly came after first-philosophy when it comes to understanding the world, to natural philosophy.
British Dictionary definitions for natural philosophy

natural philosophy

(now only used in Scottish universities) physical science, esp physics
Derived Forms
natural philosopher, noun
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