Northrup, F. S. C. Science and First Principles

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New York: Macmillan, 1931.  First edition.

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Originally delivered as the Deems Lectures at New York University in 1929, this book examines what scientific discoveries in many different branches of science reveal, and the implications of such discoveries for philosophy.

Filmer Stuart Cuckow Northrop used the scientific method as his philosopher's stone and influenced politics, culture and the cold war. An expert in the fields of philosophy, science, anthropology and law, Professor Northrop studied the major scientific advancements of the early 20th century, especially Einstein's theory of relativity, and related them to the cultural conflicts emerging from the two world wars.

He had the rare distinction of being appointed to a Sterling endowed professorship, the highest scholarly honor at Yale, in both philosophy and law. He was also one of the few nonlawyers to teach at Yale's law school.