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Boundaries, Extents and Circulations : Space and Spatiality in Early Modern Natural Philosophy

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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.
Genre: Science, Philosophy
Series Title: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: September 28, 2016
TCIN: 51544559
UPC: 9783319410746
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-4515

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