Philosophy 167: Class 9 - Part 5 - Celestial Motion in Vortices: Descartes' Copernicanism, and His Definition of Movement.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-

2014-10-28

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  • Synopsis: Descartes supported a Copernican model over Tychonian, and defined movement as a relative motion rather than absolute.

    Opening line: "All right, his Copernicanism is fairly easy to explain, that these are his diagrams."

    Duration: 7:32 minutes.

    Segment: Class 9, Part 5.
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