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.
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.