Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories

Edited by Christoph Lüthy, John E. Murdoch and William R. Newman

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€113,00
$150.00
ISBN13: 
9789004115163
Publication Date: 
September 2001
Format: 
Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
viii, 612 pp.
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Volume: 
1

Dan Burton

In this critical edition of Nicole Oresme's 14th-century treatise on atmospheric refraction, Oresme uses optics and infinitesimals to help solve this vexing problem of astronomy, proposing that light travels along a curve through the atmosphere, centuries before Hooke and Newton.
Series: 
Volume: 
7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004153707
Publication date: 
October 2006

Edited by John M. Forrester and John Henry

An annotated translation of Jean Fernel’s On the Hidden Causes of Things (1542). A major innovatory work in Renaissance natural philosophy and medicine, and a crucially important source for understanding the notion of occult qualities, with a scholarly introduction.
Series: 
Volume: 
6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004141285
Publication date: 
November 2004

Edited by Cees Leijenhorst, Christoph Lüthy and Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen

Series: 
Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004122406
Publication date: 
June 2002

Steven vanden Broecke

This is a case study of astrology's changing status as an academic discipline in the sixteenth century. It provides fascinating new insights in the practice of Renaissance astrology, its social position, and its profound impact on the changes in early modern European science.
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Volume: 
4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004131699
Publication date: 
September 2003

Cees Leijenhorst

An acclaimed study - now available for the first time in English - investigates the relation between Thomas Hobbes’ natural philosophy as represented in his Prima Philosophia (the second part of De corpore (1655)) and the various currents of Renaissance and early modern Aristotelianism.
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Volume: 
3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004117297
Publication date: 
December 2001

Edited by J.M.M.H. Thijssen and Jack Zupko

A collection of original articles by a dozen scholars on the work of the influential 14th-century philosopher John Buridan, this book extends Buridan's reputation in logic to metaphysics and natural philosophy, showing how he brought a fresh approach to solving some of the classic problems of...
Series: 
Volume: 
2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004115149
Publication date: 
November 2000