Nicole Oresme on the Nature, Reflection, and Speed of Light

  title={Nicole Oresme on the Nature, Reflection, and Speed of Light},
  author={Peter J. Marshall},
  pages={357 - 374}
L ATE MEDIEVAL VISUAL THEORY presents an untidy amalgam of Aristotelian natural philosophy, geometric optics, scholastic metaphysics, and even theology. Modern scholarship has treated each of these medieval categories of thought separately, and it has therefore proved very difficult for the student of medieval visual theory to comprehend his subject fully-that is, both to analyze what the medieval authors who wrote about vision were trying to accomplish, and to discern what sources they drew… 
Fortunio Liceti on Mind, Light, and Immaterial Extension
  • A. Blank
  • Philosophy
    Perspectives on Science
  • 2013
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Lines of thought : diagrammatic representation and the scientific texts of the Arts Faculty, 1200-1500
Lines of thought describes the role of visual representations of invisible structures (definition, elements, cognition processes) in medieval texts in the Artes Faculty. By exploring three case
2 2 O ct 2 01 8 What is an Ontology ?
In the knowledge engineering community “ontology” is usually defined in the tradition of Gruber as an “explicit specification of a conceptualization”. Several variations of this definition exist. In
What is an Ontology?
This paper proposes a different definition of "ontology" and discusses how it helps to explain various phenomena: the ability of ontologies to change, the role of the choice of vocabulary, the significance of annotations, the possibility of collaborative ontology development, and the relationship between ontological conceptualism and ontological realism.