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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x71 Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club
TV-PG

  • 2013-04-12T21:00:00-07:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.

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