Medieval Cosmology

Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void, and the Plurality of Worlds

by Pierre Duhem,

These selections from Le système du monde, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the sophistication of medieval science and cosmology.
  • University of Chicago Press; February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780226169248
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  • Title: Medieval Cosmology
  • Author: Pierre Duhem; Roger Ariew (trans.)
  • Imprint: University of Chicago Press

About The Author

Roger Ariew is associate professor of philosophy and humanities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.