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Medieval cosmology : theories of infinity, place, time, void, and the plurality of worlds

Author: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; Roger Ariew
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985.
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These selections from Le système du monde, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the  Read more...
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Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie, 1861-1916.
Medieval cosmology.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985
(DLC) 85008115
(OCoLC)12080192
Named Person: Roger Ariew
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; Roger Ariew
ISBN: 9780226169248 0226169243
OCLC Number: 712044683
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 601 pages)
Contents: Foreword, by Stanley L. Jaki; Preface; Part I: The Two Infinites; 1. Infinitely Small and Infinitely Large (VII, 3-88); 2. Infinitely Large (VII, 89-157); 3. Infinity in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology: Paul of Venice (X, 392-96); Part II: Place; 4. Theory of Place before the Condemnations of 1277 (VII, 158-202); 5. Theory of Place from the Condemnations of 1277 to the End of the Fourteenth Century (VII, 202-302); 6. Place in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology; Part III: Time; 7. Time (VII, 363-411); 8. Time in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology; Part IV: Void.
Other Titles: Système du monde.
Responsibility: Pierre Duhem ; edited and translated by Roger Ariew.

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These selections from Le système du monde, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the sophistication of medieval science and cosmology.

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