Modelle des Kosmos: Modelle des Himmels

Modelle des Kosmos: Modelle des Himmels

The World as a Machine
René Descartes: Principia philosophiae, Amsterdam 1644

After Galileo’s condemnation, Descartes publishes his mechanistic theory of the cosmos only with reluctance. Space is filled with matter, and this matter is set in motion by force and impact. The total quantity of motion remains eternally constant.


René Descartes, Prinicipia philosophiae

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