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Material Structure and Calculating Machines

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter it is shown how Leibniz and others in the period understood bodies to be mathematically informed (structured). This led to their designing and constructing calculating machines—the ... More


Crisis and Withdrawal: The Programme Undermined and Retracted, 1612–25

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the years after his return to Herborn, Johann Heinrich Alsted's commitment to Ramon Lull and the art of memory sustained a series of assaults from near and far. Five years and ten publications ... More


Occult Sympathies: The Private World of the Mature Alsted, 1614–38

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the years following the publication of the Systema physicae harmonicae, the Peripatetic and biblical components of Johann Heinrich Alsted's proposed synthesis were developed in his philosophical ... More


The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by examining the recent origin of French musical genre, being ironically the creation of an Italian, Jean-Baptiste Lully né Giovanni Battista Lull. The genre did not die with the ... More


The Fortunes of Raymundus: Newton’s Late Florilegia

William R. Newman

in Newton the Alchemist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Newton's take on the substantial alchemical corpus ascribed to the high medieval Mallorcan philosopher Ramon Lull. It begins with a brief consideration of the Epistola ad ... More


Junípero Serra’s Tastes and the Art and Architecture of the California Missions

Clara Bargellini and Pamela Huckins

in Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295391
eISBN:
9780520968165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295391.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As art historians Clara Bargellini and Pamela Huckins show in Chapter 9, the missions, at least in Serra’s mind, were to be held together not just by violence but by a common devotion to Catholicism ... More


Philosopher, Communal Leader, Physician

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Isaac Orobio de Castro's critique of the Arbor Scientiæ (1663) of the Franciscan theologian Raymond Lull. Having read the translation of Spanish officer don Alonso de Zepeda, ... More


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