Jan 31st 2012 lecture notes

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Department
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Course
HPS326H1
Professor
Yiftach Fehige
Semester
Winter

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stNewton notes Jan 31 Isaac newtonman of science man of faithPaul greenham lecturePhilisophical context aristotelian physics this is he reigning idea of natural philosophy at the timea given substance will behave a certain way given what it is made up ofthings have formsan object needs to have matter and formdescartes says matter is the only thing that matters it is only extension so there is no place for formmechanical philosophybeeswax exampledescartes vs gassendigassendis reminds them of atomismsuggesting that the gods are made of atoms creates a lot of fears of atheismmechanical philosophy is relative and inclusive to goddeismgod set everything in motion and then left it alone and doesnt do anything for it nowcambridge platonists mechanical descriptions were not enou
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