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Mechanics and natural philosophy before the scientific revolution

Author: Walter Roy Laird; Sophie Roux
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 254.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume deals with a variety of moments in the history of mechanics when conflicts arose within one textual tradition, between different traditions, or between textual traditions and the wider  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Roy Laird; Sophie Roux
ISBN: 9781402059667 1402059663 9048174910 9789048174911
OCLC Number: 192026327
Notes: Papers, presented at a workshop, entitled 'Mechanics and Natural Philosophy: Accommodation and Conflict, ' held in La Orotava, Tenerife, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2004, and revised for publication.
Description: viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Ancient and medieval mechanics. Theory and practice in Heron's Mechanics / Mark J. Schiefsky ; Bradwardine's rule : a mathematical law? / Jean Celeyrette ; The origin and fate of Thomas Bradwardine's De proportionibus velocitatum in motibus in relation to the history of mathematics / Edith Dudley Sylla ; Concepts of impetus and the history of mechanics / Jürgen Sarnowsky --
2. The reappropriation and transformation of ancient mechanics. Circular and rectilinear motion in the Mechanica and in the 16th century / Christiane Vilain ; Nature, mechanics, and voluntary movement in Giuseppe Moletti's Lectures on the pseudo-Aristotelian Mechanica / Walter Roy Laird ; Mechanics and natural philosophy in late 16th century Pisa : Cesalpino and Buonamici, humanist masters of the faculty of arts / Mario Otto Helbing ; The enigma of the inclined plane from Heron to Galileo / Egidio Festa and Sophie Roux --
3. Mechanics in new contexts. The pendulum as a challenging object in early-Modern mechanics / Jochen Büttner ; Mechanics in Spain at the end of the 16th century and the Madrid Academy of Mathematics / Victor Navarro Brotons ; Mechanics and mechanical philosophy in some Jesuit mathematical textbooks of the early 17th century / Geert Vanpaemel.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 254.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Roy Laird and Sophie Roux.

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