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Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution

Author: David Marshall Miller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using an integrated historical and philosophical approach, this book explores the origin of modern physics in Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, and others. It analyzes representations  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Marshall Miller
ISBN: 9781107110656 1107110653 9781107046733 1107046734
OCLC Number: 890603340
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Sep 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (246 pages)
Contents: List of figures; Preface; Note on texts; 1. Introduction: centers and orientations; 2. Pluribus ergo existentibus centris: explanations, descriptions, and Copernicus; 3. Non est motus omnino: Gilbert, verticity, and the Law of the Whole; 4. Respicere sinus: Kepler, oriented Space, and the ellipse; 5. Mille movimenti circolari: from Impetus to conserved curvilinear motion in Galileo; 6. Directions sont entre elles paralleles: Descartes and his critics on oriented space and the parallelogram rule; 7. Incline it to verge: Newton's spatial synthesis; 8. Conclusion: methodological morals; References; Index.
Responsibility: David Marshall Miller.

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'In this exciting new study, Miller argues that the Scientific Revolution depended crucially on the adoption of an oriented representation of space, privileging parallel lines instead of centers. Read more...

 
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