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

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 41. [More in this series]
  • Studies in history and philosophy of science, 0929-6425 ; volume 41
Summary note:
This volume is an important re-evaluation of space and spatiality in the late Renaissance and early modern period. History of science has generally reduced sixteenth and seventeenth century space to a few canonical forms. This volume gives a much needed antidote. The contributing chapters examine the period?s staggering richness of spatiality: the geometrical, geographical, perceptual and elemental conceptualizations of space that abounded. The goal is to begin to reconstruct the amalgam of ?spaces? which co-existed and cross-fertilized in the period?s many disciplines and visions of nature. Our volume will be a valuable resource for historians of science, philosophy and art, and for cultural and literary theorists.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9783319410746 (alk. paper)
  • 3319410741 (alk. paper)
  • (eBook)
OCLC:
959556123
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