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15-04-2019, 19:38   #136
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Brilliant return!

What are philosophical instruments?!

Probably a bit like theoretical maths!
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What are philosophical instruments?!
'Philosophical' might refer to natural philosophy by the other parts of the entry, so scientific instruments of some sort.
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'Philosophical' might refer to natural philosophy by the other parts of the entry, so scientific instruments of some sort.
Yes. A camera obscura is a philosophical instrument. Generally PIs were manufactured instruments used to artificially reproduce natural phenomena to enable their study in the lab.
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