Christoph Lüthy, Ph.D. (1965), Harvard, is a Fellow at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosopy at Nijmegen University, The Netherlands. His publications deal with early modern philosophers and scientists (J.C. Scaliger, Bruno, Basson, Sennert), with theories of matter, microscopy, and scientific imagery.
John E. Murdoch is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, where he teaches ancient and medieval science and philosophy. Although he has published in medieval Latin mathematics, most of his articles deal with fourteenth-century natural philosophy.
William R. Newman is Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University. He has written numerous articles on medieval and early modern alchemy and matter theory, and his most recent book is Gehennical Fire: The Lives of Georges Starkey. An American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution (Harvard University Press, 1994).
Readers generally interested in the history of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern philosophy, and particularly scholars interested in the history of science and medicine.
Table of contents
Introduction: Corpuscles, Atoms, particles, and Minima, Christoph Lüthy, John E. Murdoch, Williams R. Newman
Minima in Twelth-Century Medical Texts from Salerno, DanielleJacquart
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 Matter Theory in the Northumberland Circle, Stephen Clucas
Francis Bacon and Atomism: A Reappraisal, Silvia A. Manzo
David Gorlaeus' Atomism, or: The Marriage of Protestant Metaphysics with italian Natural Philosphy, Christoph Lüthy
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: Honoré abri 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 Mechinal Was the Mechanical Philosophy? Non-Epicurean Aspects of Gassendi's Philosophy of Nature, i>Margaret J. Osler
Mechanical Philosophies and their Explanations, Alan Gabbey
Gassendi, Charleston and Boyle on Matter and Motion, Antonio Clericuzio
Boyle against Thinking Matter, Peter Anstey
The Uses of Mechanism: Copuscularianism in Drafts A and B of Locke's , Lisa Downing
Wilhelm Homberg: Chymical Corpuscularianism and Chrysopoeia in the Early Eighteenth Century, Lawrence M. Principe
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