Occult Qualities and the Experimental Philosophy: Active Principles in Pre-Newtonian Matter Theory

@article{Henry1986OccultQA,
  title={Occult Qualities and the Experimental Philosophy: Active Principles in Pre-Newtonian Matter Theory},
  author={John Henry},
  journal={History of Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={24},
  pages={335 - 381}
}
  • J. Henry
  • Published 1 December 1986
  • Philosophy
  • History of Science
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