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Title Space, imagination and the cosmos from antiquity to the early modern period / Frederik A. Bakker, Delphine Bellis, Carla Rita Palmerino, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource (293 p.).
Series Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Ser. ; volume 48
Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 48.
Springer Religion and Philosophy eBooks 2018 English+International
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Intro; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Space, Imagination and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period: Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Aristotle's Account of Place in Physics 4: Some Puzzles and Some Reactions; 2.1 Introduction: Aristotle's Account in Context; 2.2 The argument of Physics 4, 1-5; 2.3 Place as Three-Dimensional Extension: A Puzzling Rejection; 2.4 Place and the Explanation of Motion; 2.5 Natural Place and the Explanation of Natural Motion; 2.6 The Problem of the Immobility of Place; 2.7 The Emplacement of the Heavens; 2.8 Conclusions
Bibliography ReferencesChapter 3: The End of Epicurean Infinity: Critical Reflections on the Epicurean Infinite Universe; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Cosmological Arguments for the Infinity of the Universe; 3.2.1 Clarification of Concepts: Bodies and Void; 3.2.2 Positive Arguments for the Infinity of the Universe, Bodies and Void; 3.2.3 Refutation of a Rival Theory; 3.2.4 The Status of Lucretius 1.1052-1093 and 5.449-508; 3.2.5 Provisional Conclusion; 3.3 Theological Consequences of the Infinity of the Universe; 3.3.1 The Epicurean Concept of Divinity; 3.3.2 Infinite Worlds and the Demiurge
Contents 3.3.3 Chance and the Power of Infinity3.3.4 Infinity and the Truth of Multiple Explanations; 3.3.5 Summary; 3.4 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Space and Movement in Medieval Thought: The Angelological Shift; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Place, Space and Movement of Spiritual Creatures; 4.2.1 Relationships to Place/Space; Henry of Ghent; John Duns Scotus; 4.2.2 Movement of Spiritual Creatures; 4.3 The Problem of Resistance in the Movement of Immaterial Substances; 4.3.1 Three Possible Solutions; Thomas Aquinas' and Giles of Rome's Solution Duns Scotus' and Francis of Marchia's Solution4.3.1.3 Gregory of Rimini's Solution; 4.4 Concluding Remarks; References; Chapter 5: Mathematical and Metaphysical Space in the Early Fourteenth Century; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 John Duns Scotus and Equivalent Place; 5.3 Peter Auriol; 5.4 Nicholas Bonet and the Philosophia naturalis; 5.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Space, Imagination, and Numbers in John Wyclif's Mathematical Theology; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 John Wyclif's Mathematical Atomism; 6.3 The Platonic and Neopythagorean Background
6.4 The Epistemological Foundation of Mathematical Atomism and the Role of Imagination6.5 Concluding Remarks: Wyclif and Proclus; References; Chapter 7: Francisco Suárez and Francesco Patrizi: Metaphysical Investigations on Place and Space; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Localization and Space According to Francisco Suárez; 7.2.1 Opinions that Suárez Discusses Concerning the ubi of Bodies; 7.2.2 Suárez's Characterization of the Place of Angels (ubi angelicum); 7.2.3 Hypothetical Cases and Thought Experiments that Appeal to the Imagination
Notes 7.3 Putting in Perspective: Aspects of Patrizi's Investigations of Place and Space
Other author Bakker, Frederik A., editor.
Bellis, Delphine, editor.
Palmerino, Carla Rita, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Space -- Philosophy -- History.
Cosmology -- History.
Science -- Philosophy -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030027650 electronic book
3030027651 electronic book