Notes to Philosophy 167: Class 9 -- Descartes' Principia: The Vortex Theory of the Heavens -- Part 1.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-
2014-10-28

Synopsis: Understanding as One of the Goals of Science -- The Focus on the Foundations of Science -- Comprehensive Versus Piecemeal Science -- The Legacy of Descartes' Mechanics -- The Problem Addressed by the Vortex Theory.

Subjects
Astronomy--Philosophy.
Astronomy--History.
Philosophy and science.
Mechanics.
Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Genre
Curricula.
Lecture notes.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/012976
Original publication
ID: tufts:gc.phil167.256
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