The Resource Meanest foundations and nobler superstructures : Hooke, Newton and the "compounding of the celestiall motions of the planetts", by Ofer Gal

Meanest foundations and nobler superstructures : Hooke, Newton and the "compounding of the celestiall motions of the planetts", by Ofer Gal

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Meanest foundations and nobler superstructures : Hooke, Newton and the "compounding of the celestiall motions of the planetts"
Title
Meanest foundations and nobler superstructures
Title remainder
Hooke, Newton and the "compounding of the celestiall motions of the planetts"
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by Ofer Gal
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a historical-epistemological study of one of the most consequential ideas of early modern celestial mechanics: Robert Hooke's proposal to "compoun[d] the celestial motions of the planetts of a direct motion by the tangent & an attractive motion towards a central body", a proposal which Isaac Newton adopted and realized in his Principia." "Hooke's Programme was revolutionary both cosmologically and mathematically. It presented 'the celestial motions", the proverbial symbol of stability and immutability, as a process of continuous change and prescribed only parameters of rectilinear motions and rectilinear attractions for calculating their closed curved orbits. Yet the traces of Hooke's construction of his Programme for the heavens lead through his investigations in such earthly disciplines as microscopy, practical optics and horology, and the mathematical tools developed by Newton to accomplish it appear no less local and goal-oriented than Hooke's lenses and springs." "This transgression of the boundaries between the theoretical, experimental and technological realms is reminiscent of Hooke's own free excursions in and out of the circles occupied by gentlemen-philosophers, university mathematicians, instrument makers, technicians and servants. It presents an opportunity to examine the social and epistemological distinctions, relations and hierarchies between those realms and their inhabitants, and compels a critical assessment of the philosophical categories they embody."--Jacket
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Gal, Ofer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB351
LC item number
.G35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Hooke, Robert
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Hooke, Robert
  • Hooke, Robert
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Hooke, Robert
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Hemelmechanica
  • Receptie
  • Himmelsmechanik
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Meanest foundations and nobler superstructures : Hooke, Newton and the "compounding of the celestiall motions of the planetts", by Ofer Gal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-232) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The Bad Ending
  • The Novelty
  • Hooke's Programme
  • Setting the Question Right
  • Employing Inflection
  • Inflection
  • Application as Manipulation
  • Producing Inflection in the Workshop
  • Construction
  • Implementation
  • The Historical Question
  • Tentative Conclusion
  • 1st Interlude: Practice
  • Introduction--Methodological Lessons
  • Hacking
  • The Realism Snare
  • Power
  • De Potentia Restitutiva, or: Of Spring
  • Horology
  • The Spring Watch
  • Springs and Forces
  • Gallileo's Challenge
  • The Origins of the Vibration Theory
  • Of Spring again
  • Springs as a Topos
  • A Clockwork Theory of Matter and Power
  • 2nd Interlude: Representation
  • Rorty
  • 'Knowledge Of' and 'Knowledge That'
  • Hacking and Rorty
  • Newton's Synthesis
  • Newton Before and After
  • The Correspondence
  • Hooke's Programme Revisited
  • Chapter 1: Inflection
  • 1st Interlude: Practice
  • Chapter 2: Clocks, Pendulums and Springs
  • 2nd Interlude: Representation
  • Chapter 3: Newton's Synthesis
  • Hooke's Programme
  • The Historiographic Difficulty
  • Hooke vs. Newton
  • The Genius vs. The Mechanic
  • Inflection
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781402007323
Lccn
2002031659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50417438
  • (OCoLC)ocm50417438
Label
Meanest foundations and nobler superstructures : Hooke, Newton and the "compounding of the celestiall motions of the planetts", by Ofer Gal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The Bad Ending
  • The Novelty
  • Hooke's Programme
  • Setting the Question Right
  • Employing Inflection
  • Inflection
  • Application as Manipulation
  • Producing Inflection in the Workshop
  • Construction
  • Implementation
  • The Historical Question
  • Tentative Conclusion
  • 1st Interlude: Practice
  • Introduction--Methodological Lessons
  • Hacking
  • The Realism Snare
  • Power
  • De Potentia Restitutiva, or: Of Spring
  • Horology
  • The Spring Watch
  • Springs and Forces
  • Gallileo's Challenge
  • The Origins of the Vibration Theory
  • Of Spring again
  • Springs as a Topos
  • A Clockwork Theory of Matter and Power
  • 2nd Interlude: Representation
  • Rorty
  • 'Knowledge Of' and 'Knowledge That'
  • Hacking and Rorty
  • Newton's Synthesis
  • Newton Before and After
  • The Correspondence
  • Hooke's Programme Revisited
  • Chapter 1: Inflection
  • 1st Interlude: Practice
  • Chapter 2: Clocks, Pendulums and Springs
  • 2nd Interlude: Representation
  • Chapter 3: Newton's Synthesis
  • Hooke's Programme
  • The Historiographic Difficulty
  • Hooke vs. Newton
  • The Genius vs. The Mechanic
  • Inflection
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781402007323
Lccn
2002031659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50417438
  • (OCoLC)ocm50417438

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