The clockwork universe and the mechanical hypothesis

British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):806-823 (2021)
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An oft-cited truism about the emergence of a new, ‘mechanistic’ approach to natural philosophy in the seventeenth century is that it was inspired by analogy to the workings of clockwork. In Authori...



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