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Published by American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Descartes, René, 1596-1650 -- Knowledge -- Science.,
  • Lenses -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Telescopes -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Conic sections.,
  • Conics, Spherical.,
  • Refractions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementD. Graham Burnett.
SeriesTransactions of the American Philosophical Society,, v. 95, pt. 3
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB88 .B87 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3421023M
ISBN 100871699532
ISBN 109780871699534
LC Control Number2005041190

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A few years ago, this book was appealed to in the settlement of all scientific questions; but now, even the clergy confess that in such matters, it has ceased to speak with the voice of authority. For the establishment of facts, the word of man is now considered far better than the word of God. Descartes’s concept of Hyperbolic doubt Descarte’s need to address issues via his technique of doubt rendered him to thisindomitable strategy of “hyperbolic doubt”, whereby he set a basis for considering false any belief that is a victim to any slightest doubt (Nicholas and Schindler, ). Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest: Lens Making Machines and their Significance in the Seventeenth Century. £ ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $