On the Conceptual and Civilization Frames in René Descartes' Physical Works

@inproceedings{Bussotti2013OnTC,
  title={On the Conceptual and Civilization Frames in Ren{\'e} Descartes' Physical Works},
  author={Paolo Bussotti and Raffaele Pisano},
  booktitle={AHS 2013},
  year={2013}
}
The paper try to provide a contribution to the scientific—historiographic debate concerning the relations between experiments, metaphysics and mathematics in Descartes’ physics. The three works on which the analysis is focused are the Principia philosophiae and the two physical essays: La Dioptrique and Les Meteores. The authors will highlight the profound methodological and epistemological differences characterizing, from one side, the Principia and, from the other side, the physical essays… 
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