Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories (Medieval and Early Modern Science) (Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science) [1 ed.] 9004115161, 9789004115163

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Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories (Medieval and Early Modern Science) (Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science) [1 ed.]
 9004115161, 9789004115163

Table of contents :
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction: Corpuscles, Atoms, Particles, and Minima
Minima in Twelfth-Century Medical Texts from Salerno
Roger Bacon’s Corpuscular Tendencies (and some of Grosseteste’s too)
Ramon Lull’s Theory of the Continuous and Discrete
The Medieval and Renaissance Tradition of Minima Naturalia
Void Space, Mathematical Realism and Francesco Patrizi da Cherso’s Use of Atomistic Arguments
Giordano Bruno’s Soul-Powered Atoms: From Ancient Sources towards Modern Science
Corpuscular Matter Theory in the Northumberland Circle
Francis Bacon and Atomism: A Reappraisal
David Gorlaeus’ Atomism, or: The Marriage of Protestant Metaphysics with Italian Natural Philosophy
Experimental Corpuscular Theory in Aristotelian Alchemy: From Geber to Sennert
Sennert’s Sea Change: Atoms and Causes
Wine and Water: Honoré Fabri on Mixtures
Galileo’s and Gassendi’s Solutions to the Rota Aristotelis Paradox: A Bridge between Matter and Motion Theories
How Mechanical Was the Mechanical Philosophy? Non-Epicurean Aspects of Gassendi’s Philosophy of Nature
Mechanical Philosophies and their Explanations
Gassendi, Charleton and Boyle on Matter and Motion
Boyle against Thinking Matter
The Uses of Mechanism: Corpuscularianism in Drafts a and b of Locke’s Essay
Wilhelm Homberg: Chymical Corpuscularianism and Chrysopoeia in the Early Eighteenth Century
Bibliography
Index of Names
List of Contributors

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LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN CORPUSCULAR MATTER THEORIES

MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SCIENCE Editors

JOHANNES M. M. H. THIJSSEN University of Nijmegen

CHRISTOPH LUTHY University of'Nijmegen

Editorial Consultants Jo.EL BIARD, University of Tours SIMO KNuuTTILA, University of Helsinki JOHN JtrRGEN

E.

MURDOCH,

Harvard University

RENN, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science THEO VERBEEK, University of Utrecht VOLUME I

LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN CORPUSCULAR MATTER THEORIES EDITED BY

CHRISTOPH LUTHY JOHN E. MURDOCH WILLIAM R. NE\VMAN

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