Graduate studies at Western
Perspectives on Science 12 (2):135-163 (2004)
|Abstract||: Marin Mersenne was central to the new mathematical approach to nature in Paris in the 1630s and 1640s. Intellectually, he was one of the most enthusiastic practitioners of that program, and published a number of influential books in those important decades. But Mersenne started his career in a rather different way. In the early 1620s, Mersenne was known in Paris primarily as a writer on religious topics, and a staunch defender of Aristotle against attacks by those who would replace him by a new philosophy. In this essay, I would like to examine Mersenne's changing attitude toward Galileo. In the early 1620s, Mersenne lists Galileo among the innovators in natural philosophy whose views should be rejected. However, by the early 1630s, less than a decade later, Mersenne has become one of Galileo's most ardent supporters. How, then, did Mersenne learn to love Galileo?|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
A. De Lena (1966). A "HArmonie Universelle", de M. Mersenne. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 22 (2):180 - 181.
Daniele Cozzoli (2010). The Development of Mersenne's Optics. Perspectives on Science 18 (1):pp. 9-25.
Steffen Ducheyne (2006). Galileo's Interventionist Notion of "Cause&Quot. Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (3):443-464.
Carlos Calderón Urreiztieta (2010). The Monochord According to Marin Mersenne: Bits, Atoms, and Some Surprises. Perspectives on Science 18 (1):pp. 77-97.
Peter Robert Dear (1984). Marin Mersenne and the Probabilistic Roots of "Mitigated Scepticism". Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (2):173-205.
Noel Malcolm (2012). The Title of Hobbes's Refutation of Thomas White's De Mundo. Hobbes Studies 24 (2):179-188.
Carla Rita Palmerino (2010). Experiments, Mathematics, Physical Causes: How Mersenne Came to Doubt the Validity of Galileo's Law of Free Fall. Perspectives on Science 18 (1):pp. 50-76.
Douglas Michael Jesseph (2004). Galileo, Hobbes, and the Book of Nature. Perspectives on Science 12 (2):191-211.
Domenico Bertoloni Meli (2004). The Role of Numerical Tables in Galileo and Mersenne. Perspectives on Science 12 (2):164-190.
Domenico Bertoloni Meli (2004). The Role of Numerical Tables in Galileo and Mersenne. Perspectives on Science 12 (2).
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #30,853 of 739,189 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #14,975 of 739,189 )
How can I increase my downloads?