1. Human Understanding.- 2. Ministrations.- 3. Philosophical Algebra.- Chapter 4. A larger Scheme.- 5. Vibrant Matters.- 6. A New System of the World.- 7. Matter and History.- 8. Beyond Priority.- 9. Did Hooke have a Natural Philosophy?
Francesco G. Sacco teaches modern history at CATS College, Canterbury (UK). He has previously been visiting lecturer at Salisbury University in the United States, and post-doctoral research fellow at the Warburg Institute, University of London, and the University of Calabria, Italy. His research interest is primarily in the emergence of experimental sciences in early modern Europe. His latest publications include ‘Bacon and the Virtuosi: Experimental Contingency and Mechanical Laws in the Early Royal Society,’ in Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science, edited by Pietro D. Omodeo and Rodolfo Garau.
“This book offers a concise analysis of the natural philosophy of Robert Hooke (1635–1703). … the author, creates a rich tapestry for Hooke’s thought by studying a range of treatises from his contemporaries as well Hooke’s own writings and manuscripts.” (Jeremy Robin Schneider, Isis, Vol. 112 (4), December, 2021)