Perpetuum mobiles and eternity

In Yitzhak Melamed (ed.), Eternity: the History of a Concept. Oxford University Press. pp. 173-178 (2016)
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Leibniz is committed to a form of cosmic eternity, on account of his natural theology and foundations for dynamics. However, his views on perpetuum mobiles entail that a particularly attractive type of cosmic eternity is out of reach for Leibniz.



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Perpetuum mobile: the Leibniz-Papin controversy.Gideon Freudenthal - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (3):573-637.

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