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Title Boundaries, extents and circulations : space and spatiality in early modern natural philosophy / Koen Vermeir, Jonathan Regier, editors.

Published Switzerland : Springer, [2016]


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Studies in history and philosophy of science ; volume 41
Studies in history and philosophy of science ; volume 41.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Early Modern Ideas of Space and Spatiality; 1 Boundaries, Extents and Circulations: An Introduction to Spatiality and the Early Modern Concept of Space ; Abstract ; 1.1 The Concepts of Space and Place; 1.2 Mathematical Extents; 1.3 The Divine Void; 1.4 Earthly and Celestial Spaces; 1.5 Boundaries and Circulations; 1.6 Conclusion; References; 2 Leibniz and the Petrifying Virtue of the Place ; Abstract ; References; 3 Francesco Patrizi and the New Geometry of Space ; Abstract ; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Development of Patrizi's Philosophy of Space
3.3 Sources and Innovations of Patrizi's Metaphysics of Space3.4 The Epistemology of Geometry; 3.5 The Geometry of Space; References; 4 The Inception of the Concept of Infinite Physical Space in the Time of Copernicus and Giordano Bruno ; Abstract ; 4.1 Copernican Heliocentrism Partakes in a Cosmic Space Which Is Both Immense and Immobile; 4.2 From "Place" to Space in the Natural Philosophy of the Renaissance; 4.3 Extensive Infinity and the Properties of Cosmic Space; References; 5 The Perception of Spatial Depth in Kepler's and Descartes' Optics: A Study of an Epistemological Reversal
Abstract 5.1 Perceiving Distance and Spatial Properties in Optics Before Kepler; 5.2 The Status of Reflected and Refracted Images in Optics Before Kepler; 5.3 The Perception of the Location and Distance of Reflected and Refracted Images in Kepler's Optics: An Approach Between Physics and Psychology; 5.4 The Perception of Distance Through a Natural Geometry in Descartes' Optics; 5.5 Conclusion; References; 6 Experimental Cartesianism and the Problem of Space ; Abstract ; 6.1 Descartes on Space and Void; 6.2 Pascal and Descartes; 6.3 Cartesian Experimentalism and the Problem of Vacuum
6.4 ConclusionsReferences; 7 Putting the Devil on the Map: Demonology and Cosmography in the Renaissance ; Abstract ; 7.1 The Devil, Prince of This World; 7.2 New Horizons; 7.3 Analogies; 7.4 Demons on the Move; References; 8 All Space Will Pass Away: The Spiritual, Spaceless and Incorporeal Heaven of Valentin Weigel (1533-1588) ; Abstract ; 8.1 A Fundamental Dichotomy: Locative and Utopian, Bodily and Spiritual; 8.2 On the Place of the World: A Locative Start for a Utopian Argument; 8.3 From a Space Hovering in no Place to a Utopian Heaven: Nothing to Nobody; 8.4 Conclusion; Bibliography
9 'Borders,' 'Leaps' and 'Orbs of Virtue:' A Contextual Reconstruction of Francis Bacon's Extension-Related Concepts Abstract ; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 The "Orbs of Virtue" in Magnetic Philosophy: Natural Philosophical and Operational Aspects; 9.3 Spatial Organization: Limits, Orientation and Symmetries; 9.4 Operational Drive and Natural Philosophical Difficulties: Perception, Collaboration and the Common Good in Gilbert' and Kepler's Magnetic Philosophy; 9.5 Francis Bacon's Operational Treatment of the Orbs of Virtue and the "Measures of Space"
Other author Vermeir, Koen, editor.
Regier, Jonathan, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Space -- History -- To 1600.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319410753 (electronic bk.)
331941075X (electronic bk.)