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The Resource Gassendi, the atomist : advocate of history in an age of science, Lynn Sumida Joy, (electronic resource)

Gassendi, the atomist : advocate of history in an age of science, Lynn Sumida Joy, (electronic resource)

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Gassendi, the atomist : advocate of history in an age of science
Title
Gassendi, the atomist
Title remainder
advocate of history in an age of science
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Sumida Joy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scholars in the early seventeenth century who studied ancient Greek scientific theories often drew upon philology and history to reconstruct a more general picture of the Greek past. Gassendi's training as a humanist historiographer enabled him to formulate a conception of the history of philosophy in which the rationality of scientific and philosophical inquiry depended on the historical justifications which he developed for his beliefs. Professor Joy examines this conception and analyzes the nature of Gassendi's historical training, especially its relationship to his career as a physicist and astronomer. She shows how he rehabilitated Epicurean atomism by bringing together the arguments of the Greek atomists and those of his contemporaries. In doing so, he produced an account of the natural world which made it an object of empirical study and mechanical explanation.--
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Joy, Lynn Sumida
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Ideas in context
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
8
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  • Gassendi, Pierre
  • Atomic theory
  • Science
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Atomic theory
Label
Gassendi, the atomist : advocate of history in an age of science, Lynn Sumida Joy, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511521416
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Other atomists, other skeptics, and other Epicureans : the problem of determining the context of Gassendi's career -- Refuting Aristotle is not enough : how to acquire the skills of a French humanist -- Gassendi's Life of Peiresc : the humanist's unattainable goal of writing a universal history -- The growth of Gassendi's Epicurean project : from biography and commentary to a history of philosophy -- Unrecognized cultural baggage : the incoherence of contemporary debates about atoms -- Uncertainties of observation and explanation : the role of optical anomalies in astronomy -- Skepticism is based on bad history : Gassendi interprets Epicurus' arguments concerning the existence and qualities of atoms -- Epicurus' conception of proof and Gassendi's historical justification of an atomist metaphysics and physics -- Between culture and nature : was Gassendi a historian, a scientist, an empiricist?
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CR9780511521416
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521301428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957842
Label
Gassendi, the atomist : advocate of history in an age of science, Lynn Sumida Joy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511521416
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other atomists, other skeptics, and other Epicureans : the problem of determining the context of Gassendi's career -- Refuting Aristotle is not enough : how to acquire the skills of a French humanist -- Gassendi's Life of Peiresc : the humanist's unattainable goal of writing a universal history -- The growth of Gassendi's Epicurean project : from biography and commentary to a history of philosophy -- Unrecognized cultural baggage : the incoherence of contemporary debates about atoms -- Uncertainties of observation and explanation : the role of optical anomalies in astronomy -- Skepticism is based on bad history : Gassendi interprets Epicurus' arguments concerning the existence and qualities of atoms -- Epicurus' conception of proof and Gassendi's historical justification of an atomist metaphysics and physics -- Between culture and nature : was Gassendi a historian, a scientist, an empiricist?
Control code
CR9780511521416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521301428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957842

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