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

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ISBN-10: 0226169235

ISBN-13: 9780226169231

Edition: 1987

Authors: Pierre Duhem, Roger Ariew

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These selections from Le système 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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 642
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.90" long x 0.15" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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