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Isaac Beeckman on matter and motion : mechanical philosophy in the making / Klaas van Berkel.

Author/creator Berkel, Klaas van
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBaltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Descriptionviii, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Uniform titleIsaac Beeckman (1588-1637) en de mechanisering van het wereldbeeld. English
Abstract "Historians of science and the philosophy of science find the substance and stance of Isaac Beeckman's thought highly interesting, for it represented an early attempt to develop a comprehensive picture of the world by means of mechanistic theory, that is, forces acting upon one another. Besides possibly influencing Descartes, this view broke away from medieval religious assumptions and belief in occult forces. Berkel teases out Beeckman's evolving approach to nature by means of his extensive journals, explaining the leading concept of "picturability." Beeckman supplied a stepping stone (one still not widely appreciated) on the path that led to the scientific revolution"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteRevision of the author's thesis under title: Isaac Beeckman (1588-1637) en de mechanisering van het wereldbeeld.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 187-248) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2012036883
ISBN9781421409368 (pbk.)
ISBN1421409364 (pbk.)

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