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The Malebranchian Moment in France and the Cultural Origins of Analytical Mechanics

J.B. Shank

in Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues for the singular role of Nicolas Malebranche over and above that of Leibniz and Newton in generating analytical mechanics in France in the decades around 1700. It argues first for ... More


Expurgated

María M. Portuondo

in The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592268
eISBN:
9780226609096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226609096.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the reception of the magnum opus through its run-in with religious censors in Rome. The first censorships by the Roman Index of Prohibited Books took place during the preparation ... More


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