Definition of Naturphilosophie in English:

Naturphilosophie

(also Natur-philosophie)

noun

Philosophy
historical
  • The theory that there is an eternal and unchanging law of nature, proceeding from the Absolute, from which all laws governing natural phenomena and forces derive.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From German Naturphilosophie from Natur + Philosophie.

Pronunciation

Naturphilosophie

/naˈtʊəfɪlɒzɒˌfi//naˈtʊəfɪˌlɒsəfi//naˈtʊəfɪlɒsɒˌfi/