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Roger Ariew, University of South Florida
Descartes among the Scholastics touches on topics shared by Cartesian and late scholastic philosophy: matter and form, causation, infinity, place, time, void, and motion; the substance of the heavens; principles of metaphysics (unity, principle of individuation, truth and falsity).
Edited by Katerina Ierodiakonou, University of Athens and Sophie Roux, University of Grenoble and Institut Universitaire de France
By analysing thought experiments from various periods in the history of philosophy and science, the essays in this volume seek to clarify how thought experiments work, what their limits are, and what their conceptualisation could be.
Luuc Kooijmans, University of Amsterdam. Translated by Diane Webb
Until well into the nineteenth century, Frederik Ruysch enjoyed international fame as an anatomist. He owed his renown to a preparation method that greatly aided early-modern scientists in their exploration of the human body and transformed dissection from a messy business into a widely admired art.
Edited by Michiel Streijger, Paul J.J.M. Bakker, Radboud University Nijmegen, Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen, Radboud University Nijmegen
This book offers the first critical edition of the Questions on Aristotle's De generatione et corruptione by John Buridan (d. 1361). The text originated out of Buridan's teaching and was widely used at universities in Eastern Europe.
Translations and Essays by Jocelyn Holland, University of California Santa Barbara
This bilingual edition offers the first English translations of three texts by the Romantic-era scientist, Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810). Explanatory essays accompanying each translation focus on the confluence of scientific and aesthetic inquiry in the work of this seminal thinker.
André Goddu, Stonehill College
Drawing on a half century of scholarship, of Polish studies of Copernicus and Cracow University, and of Copernicus's sources, this book offers a comprehensive re-evaluation of Copernicus's achievement, and explains his commitment to the uniform, circular motions of celestial bodies, and his ...
Louise Hill Curth, University of Winchester
This book is about medical beliefs and practices for animals in early modern England. Although there are numerous texts on the subject of human health, this is the first and only text to focus exclusively on animals during this period.
Catherine Eagleton, British Museum and University of Cambridge
Bringing together the surviving material and manuscript evidence, this book looks closely at a fascinating medieval sundial in the form of a ship. It considers who made and used the surviving instruments, as well as studying the scholars who wrote about it.
In Criticism and the History of Science Karl Popper's falsificationist conception of science is developed and defended against criticisms raised by Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, and Paul Feyerabend.
José Chabás, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Bernard R. Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh
This book describes and analyses, for the first time, the astronomical tables of Giovanni Bianchini of Ferrara (d. after 1469), explains their context, inserts them into an astronomical tradition that began in Toledo, and addresses their diffusion.
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