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- DescriptionIt has long been thought that the ancient Greeks did t take mechanics seriously as part of the workings of nature, and that therefore their natural philosophy was both primitive and marginal. In this book Sylvia Berryman challenges that assumption, arguing that the idea that the world works 'like a machine' can be found in ancient Greek thought, predating the early modern philosophy with which it is most closely associated. Her discussion ranges over topics including balancing and equilibrium, lifting water, sphere-making and models of the heavens, and ancient Greek pneumatic theory, with detailed analysis of thinkers such as Aristotle, Archimedes, and Hero of Alexandria. Her book shows scholars of ancient Greek philosophy why it is necessary to pay attention to mechanics, and shows historians of science why the differences between ancient and modern reactions to mechanics are t as great as was generally thought.
- Author BiographySylvia Berryman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.
- Author(s)Sylvia Berryman
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication06/08/2009
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight570 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine17 mm
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