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Much Ado about Nothing : Theories of Space and Vacuum from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution

Author: Edward Grant
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The primary objective of this study is to provide a description of the major ideas about void space within and beyond the world that were formulated between the fourteenth and early eighteenth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Grant
ISBN: 9780511895326 0511895321 9780521229838 0521229839
OCLC Number: 776965917
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (472 pages)
Contents: Preface; Part I. Intracosmic Space: Scope of study; 1. Aristotle on void space; 2. Medieval conceptions of the nature and properties of void space; 3. The possibility of motion in void space; 4. Nature's abhorrence of a vacuum; Part II. Infinite Void Space Beyond the World: Largely a theological problem; 5. The historical roots of the medieval concept of an infinite, extracosmic void space; 6. Late medieval conceptions of extracosmic ('imaginary') void space; 7. Extracosmic, infinite void space in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scholastic thought; 8. Infinite space in nonscholastic thought during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Part III. Summary and Reflections: 9. Summary and reflections; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Edward Grant.
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