In philosophy, natural philosophy (TR:61) (LH:3) (TL:64) is a philosophy based on nature, i.e. as observed, measured, quantified, and felt; which, prior to 1930s or before the Whewell-Coleridge debate (1933), amid which the term "scientist" (Whewell, 1834) was coined, tended to include the divine or supernatural, whereas after it tended to refer to explicitly a non-supernatural nature based philosophy. A natural philosopher, is one who practices the art of natural philosophy, pure or applied.
The following are quotes:
- “Newton’s clear and wide-ranging ideas will retain their unique significance for all time as the foundation of our whole modern conceptual structure in the sphere of natural philosophy.”
- Einstein, Albert. (2010). The Ultimate Quotable Einstein (editor: Alice Calaprice; contributor: Freeman Dyson) (Curie, pgs. 117-18; Faraday, pg. 120; Gandhi, pg. 125; Goethe, pg. 125; Kepler, pg. 131; Lorentz, pg. 137; Mach, pg. 138; Michelson, pg. 140; Newton, pg. 140; Pauli, pg. 144; Noether, pg. 144; Planck, pg. 146; Shaw, pg. 151; Spinoza, pg. 152; Tolstoy, pgs. 154-55). Princeton University Press.
- Natural philosophy – Hmolpedia 2020.