Philosophy 167: Class 9 - Part 3 - Vortices inside of Vortices: Descartes' Theory of Planetary Vortices, and of the Vortices of the Moons.

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

2014-10-28

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  • Synopsis: Descartes suggests that vortices within vortices explains how the Galilean satellites go around Jupiter and the Moon goes around the Earth, while the planets go around the Sun.

    Opening line: "Now, he's right about that. There are vortices inside of vortices."

    Duration: 11:38 minutes.

    Segment: Class 9, Part 3.
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