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Late medieval and early modern corpuscular matter theories

Author: Christoph Herbert Lüthy; John Emery Murdoch; William R Newman
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001.
Series: History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume deals with corpuscular matter theory that was to emerge as the dominant model in the seventeenth century. By retracing atomist and corpuscularian ideas to a variety of mutually independent medieval and Renaissance sources in natural philosophy, medicine, alchemy, mathematics, and theology, this volume shows the debt of early modern matter theory to previous traditions and thereby explains its bewildering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Herbert Lüthy; John Emery Murdoch; William R Newman
ISBN: 9789004115163 9004115161
OCLC Number: 48519743
Description: viii, 610 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: corpuscles, atoms, particles and minima / Christoph Luthy, John E. Murdoch, William R. Newman --
Minima in twelfth-century medical texts from Salerno / Danielle Jacquart --
Roger Bacon's corpuscular tendencies (and some of Grosseteste's too) / George Molland --
Ramon Lull's theory of the continuous and discrete / Charles Lohr --
The medieval and renaissance tradition of Minima naturalia / John E. Murdoch --
Void space, mathematical realism and Francesco Patrizi da Cherso's use of atomistic arguments / John Henry --
Giordano Bruno's soul-powered atoms: from ancient sources towards modern science / Hilary Gatti --
Corpuscular mater theory in the Northumberland Circle / Stephen Clucas --
Francis Bacon and atomism: a reappraisal / Silvia A. Manzo --
David Gorlaeus' atomism, or: The marraige of protestant metaphysics with Italian natural philosophy / Christoph Luthy --
Experimental corpuscular theory in Aristotelian alchemy: from Geber to Sennert / William R. Newman --
Sennert's sea change: atoms and causes / Emily Michael --
Wine and water: Honore Fabri on mixtures / Dennis des Chene --
Galileo's and Gassendi's solutions to the Rota Aristotelis paradox: a bridge between matter and motion theories / Carla Rita Palmerino --
How mechanical was the mechanical philosophy? Non-Epicurean aspects of Gassendi's philosophy of nature / Margaret J. Osler --
Mechanical philosophies and their explanations / Alan Gabbey --
Gassendi, Charleton and Boyle on matter and motion / Antonio Clericuzio --
Boyle against thinking matter / Peter Anstey --
The uses of mechanism: corpuscularianism in drafts A and B of Locke's Essay / Lisa Downing --
Wilhelm Homberg: chymical corpuscularianismand chrysopoeia in the early eighteenth century / Lawrence M. Principe.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Christoph Lüthy, John E. Murdoch, William R. Newman.

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