Gassendi


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Gassendi

(French ɡasɑ̃di)
n
(Biography) Pierre. 1592–1655, French physicist and philosopher, who promoted an atomic theory of matter
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I then desired the governor to call up Descartes and Gassendi, with whom I prevailed to explain their systems to Aristotle.
Second, Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), and Hobbes welcomed mechanical philosophy, on which the universe is a large-scale machine.
Chapter 4 continues the discussion of atoms by asking, "Why does Leibniz abandon his physical atoms of 1676 for a natural philosophy in which 'every body is animate' or at least a collection of such animate bodies?" This chapter offers a very detailed examination of the way in which Leibniz's thought developed from his understanding of Sennert, Gassendi, and Boyle.
Notes: Named for Pierre Gassendi, 17th-century astronomer.
but many pious Catholics, like Pierre Gassendi (who tried reconciling
No lunar feature commemorates Mellan, but Pierre Gassendi, the scientist who asked him to make the drawings, has a splendid crater.
In particular, look to the seventeenth-century philosophers Rene Descartes, Pierre Gassendi, and G.
Another was the French philosopher Pierre Gassendi, whose writings were especially prized by John Locke and Thomas Jefferson.
It was first observed in 1631 by Pierre Gassendi, a French astronomer.
Gassendi argued that the idea of a perfect thing can be derived from the idea of an imperfect thing by "removing its imperfections." (Gassendi/Cottingham, et.