Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophy

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 30, 2006 - Science
This book offers a comprehensive treatment of the philosophical system of the seventeenth-century philosopher Pierre Gassendi. Gassendi's importance is widely recognized and is essential for understanding early modern philosophers and scientists such as Locke, Leibniz and Newton. Offering a systematic overview of his contributions, LoLordo situates Gassendi's views within the context of sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century natural philosophy as represented by a variety of intellectual traditions, including scholastic Aristotelianism, Renaissance Neo-Platonism, and the emerging mechanical philosophy. LoLordo's work will be essential reading for historians of early modern philosophy and science.

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Page 253 - The Vanity of Judiciary Astrology, or Divination by the Stars. Lately written in Latin, by that great Schollar and Mathematician, the illustrious Petrus Gassendus; mathematical Professor to the King of France. Translated into English by a person of quality.

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