Gilbert and Descartes: The science of conserving the compound body

  title={Gilbert and Descartes: The science of conserving the compound body},
  author={Richard B. Carter},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie},
  • R. B. Carter
  • Published 1982
  • Philosophy
  • Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie
SummaryWe shall proceed as follows: In section ii, we shall give a brief over-view of the literature on Gilbert, more to indicate general directions of interest than to present any in-depth analysis. Then, in the main body of this presentation, section iii, we will present three ways in which we think it is accurate to claim that Gilbert influenced Descartes. These are: (1) Gilbert gave Descartes a new definition of an organ; (2) Gilbert gave Descartes a new definition of what constitutes life… 



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