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On Pierre Duhem

  • Steven J. Livesey (a1)


The publication of this volume appears to be the most recent in a group of works whose appearance marks renewed interest in Duhem. Over the past ten years, attention has been focused on Duhem's life (Jaki 1984), his physics (Jaki 1984; Nye 1986, 208–23), his philosophy of science (Jaki 1984, chap. 9; Paul 1979, chap. 5; Ariew 1984),' and his history of science (Jaki 1984, chap. 10; Martin 1976). But the significance of this translation is that - leaving aside To Save the Phenomena – for the first time we have a partial translation into English of one of the two great historical works that revitalized the study of medieval science.



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Clagett, Marshall, 1958. Isis 49: 359–62.
Clagett, Marshall, 1962. Isis 53: 251–52.
Courtenay, William J., 1974. “Alexander Langley, O. F. M.,” Manuscripta 18: 96104.
Courtenay, William J., 1984. “The Role of English Thought in the Transformation of University Education in the Late Middle Ages,” in Rebirth, Reform and Resilience. Universities in Transition 1300–1700, ed. Kittelson, James S., Transue, Pamela J., Columbus: Ohio State University Press, pp. 103–62.
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Grant, Edward, 1971. Physical Science in the Middle Ages, New York: John Wiley and Sons.
Grant, Edward, 1982. Much Ado About Nothing, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Grant, Edward, 1984. “Were There Significant Differences Between Medieval and Early Modern Scholastic Natural Philosophy? The Case for Cosmology,” Nous 18: 514.
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Heytesbury, William of, 1979. William of Heytesbury on “Insoluble” Sentences, trans. Spade, Paul Vincent, Toronto:Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
Heytesbury, William of, 1984. On Maxima and Minima. Chapter 5 of Rules for Solving Sophismata, with an Anonymous Fourteenth-Century Discussion, trans. Longeway, John, Dordrecht:Reidel.
Jaki, Stanley L., 1984. Uneasy Genius: The Life and Work of Pierre Duhem, The Hague: Nijhoff.
Lohr, Charles H., 1971. “Medieval Latin Aristotle Commentaries. Authors: Johannes de Kanthi-Myngodus,” Traditio 27: 251351.
Long, Helen S., 1983. “Bodies and Angels: The Occupants of Place for Aristotle and Duns Scotus,” Viator 14: 245–66.
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On Pierre Duhem

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