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Mediaeval Cosmology : Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void and the Plurality of Worlds - Pierre Duhem

Mediaeval Cosmology

Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void and the Plurality of Worlds

By: Pierre Duhem, Roger Ariew (Editor), R. Ariew (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1985
ISBN: 9780226169231
Number Of Pages: 632
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old

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These selections from "Le systeme du monde," the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the sophistication of medieval science and cosmology.

The Two Infinities
Infinitely Small and Infinitely Large (VII, 3-88)
Infinitely Large (VII, 89-157)
Infinity in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology
Theory of Place before the Condemnations of 1277 (VII, 158-202)
Theory of Place from the Condemnations of 1277 to the End of the Fourteenth Century (VII, 202-302)
Place in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology
Time (VII, 363-441)
Time in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology
Void and Movement in the Void (VIII, 7-60)
Void in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology
The Plurality of Worlds
The Problem of the Plurality of Worlds in Peripatetic Philosophy (I, 230-41)
The Problem of the Plurality of Worlds in Scholastic Philosophy (IX, 363-430)
The Plurality of Worlds in Fifteenth-Century Cosmology
Bibliography of Works Cited by Duhem (with References to Modern Editions and English Translations) Selected Duhem
Bibliography: Historical and Philosophical Works
Selected Bibliography of Works on Medieval Physical Sciences after Duhem
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226169231
ISBN-10: 0226169235
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 1st January 1985
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 2