Research Programs: Collaborative Research

Period of Performance

10/1/2017 - 12/31/2018

Funding Totals

$63,113.00 (approved)
$48,845.35 (awarded)

Revolutions in the History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science

FAIN: RZ-255672-17

Iowa State University of Science and Technology (Ames, IA 50011-2000)
David Marshall Miller (Project Director: December 2016 to December 2019)

A conference of contributors to The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution, at which the contributors will refine their essays for the volume. (15 months)

A conference of international scholars, to be held at Iowa State University, considering new methodologies and results in the study of sixteenth- through eighteenth-century philosophy and the simultaneous birth of modern science, leading to the publication of an edited volume.

Associated Products

Conference Website (Web Resource)
Title: Conference Website
Author: David Marshall Miller
Abstract: Website for Revolutions in the History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science, a conference at Iowa State University, organized by David Marshall Miller. Presents conference details, such as the program and recordings of keynote presentations.
Year: 2018
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Website home page.
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: Website media page, with videos of keynote presentations.

The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution (Book)
Title: The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution
Editor: David Marshall Miller
Editor: Dana Jalobeanu
Abstract: The early modern era produced the Scientific Revolution, which originated our present understanding of the natural world. Concurrently, philosophers established the conceptual foundations of modernity. This rich and comprehensive volume surveys and illuminates the numerous and complicated interconnections between philosophical and scientific thought as both were radically transformed from the late sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century. The chapters explore reciprocal influences between philosophy and physics, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines, and show how thinkers responded to an immense range of intellectual, material, and institutional influences. The volume offers a unique perspicuity, viewing the entire landscape of early modern philosophy and science, and also marks an epoch in contemporary scholarship, surveying recent contributions and suggesting future investigations for the next generation of scholars and students.
Year: 2022
Primary URL:
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781108333108
Copy sent to NEH?: No