On the Frontlines of the Scientific Revolution: How Mersenne Learned to Love Galileo

@article{Garber2004OnTF,
  title={On the Frontlines of the Scientific Revolution: How Mersenne Learned to Love Galileo},
  author={D. Garber},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={135-163}
}
  • D. Garber
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • Perspectives on Science
  • Marin Mersenne was central to the new mathematical approach to nature in Paris in the 1630s and 1640s. Intellectually, he was one of the most enthusiastic practitioners of that program, and published a number of inuential books in those important decades. But Mersenne started his career in a rather different way. In the early 1620s, Mersenne was known in Paris primarily as a writer on religious topics, and a staunch defender of Aristotle against attacks by those who would replace him by a new… CONTINUE READING
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