|Uniform title||Isaac Beeckman (1588-1637) en de mechanisering van het wereldbeeld. English|
||"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 note||Revision of the author's thesis under title: Isaac Beeckman (1588-1637) en de mechanisering van het wereldbeeld.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-248) and index.|
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