Table of contents for Speculative truth : Henry Cavendish, natural philosophy, and the rise of modern theoretical science / Russell McCormmach.


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Introduction 3


Part One. Natural Philosophy

 1. Natural Philosophers 17
 2. Philosophies 23
 3. Theories 49

Part Two. A Great Question

 4. Historical Setting of Heat and Mechanics 81
 5. Henry Cavendish's Researches 95
 6. The Mechanical Theory of Heat 121
 7. The Question 131

Appendix. Henry Cavendish's Manuscript
      on the Mechanical Theory of Heat

Editorial Note 151
Preliminary Sketch of the Manuscript 153
Foul Copy of the Manuscript 154
Revised Copy of the Manuscript 176

Notes 195
Bibliography 233
Index 253





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Heat History 18th century, Physics Great Britain History 18th century, Cavendish, Henry, 1731-1810, Chemists Great Britain Biography