Avempace, Projectile Motion, and Impetus Theory

@article{Franco2003AvempacePM,
  title={Avempace, Projectile Motion, and Impetus Theory},
  author={Abel B. Franco},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  year={2003},
  volume={64},
  pages={521 - 546}
}
  • Abel B. Franco
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
This paper provides a historical reevaluation of the originality and implications of Avempace's critique of Aristotle's causal explanation of the motion of projectiles. It also offers a serious revision of the place which has usually been assigned to Avempace in the history of science. The views regarding projectiles defended in Avempace's Arabic commentary are in sharp opposition to the anti-Aristotelian Avempace that was known in the Medieval West through Averroes. Avempace's commentary… 
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