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  1. Cartesian Method and the Aristotelian-Scholastic Method.D. Anthony Larivière - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (3):463-486.
  • On Pierre Duhem.Steven J. Livesey - 1987 - Science in Context 1 (2):363-370.
  • Honoré Fabri and the Trojan Horse of Inertia.Michael Elazar - 2008 - Science in Context 21 (1):1-38.
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  • Descartes and Some Predecessors on the Divine Conservation of Motion.Stephen Menn - 1990 - Synthese 83 (2):215 - 238.
    Here I reexamine Duhem's question of the continuity between medieval dynamics and early modern conservation theories. I concentrate on the heavens. For Aristotle, the motions of the heavens are eternally constant (and thus mathematizable) because an eternally constant divine Reason is their mover. Duhem thought that impetus and conservation theories, by extending sublunar mechanics to the heavens, made a divine renewer of motion redundant. By contrast, I show how Descartes derives his law of conservation by extending Aristotelian celestial dynamics to (...)
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