By Michael Elazar (auth.)
This publication discusses the impetus-based physics of the Jesuit traditional thinker and mathematician Honoré Fabri (1608-1688), a senior consultant of Jesuit scientists throughout the interval among Galileo's demise (1642) and Newton's Principia (1687). It indicates how Fabri, whereas final dependable to a common Aristotelian outlook, controlled to reinterpret the previous thought of “impetus” in any such method as to assimilate into his physics development blocks of recent technological know-how, like Galileo’s legislation of fall and Descartes’ precept of inertia. This account of Fabri’s conception is a unique one, on account that his physics is usually regarded as a dogmatic rejection of the hot technology, no longer primarily various from the medieval impetus idea. This e-book indicates how New technology ideas have been taught in Jesuit faculties within the 1640s, hence depicting the subtle demeanour during which new principles have been settling in the lion’s den of Catholic education.
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8, p. 203). 31 “Prop. 16: Hinc motus localis constituitur per tria principia intrinseca, quae sunt mobile, terminus a quo, seu locus relictus, terminus ad quem, seu locus immediatus acquisitus. . Nempe illa sunt principia intrinseca motus localis, sine quibus ne concipi quidem potest. . Observandum tamen est, motum ipsum seu mutationem illam localem, esse quamdam veluti relationem simultatis, scilicet ex termino a quo, & termino ad quem; quippe neuter esse potest seorsim, sed uterque coniunctim; ita ut dicat, vel locum primo relictum, cui succedit alius immediatus, tum primum, scilicet acquisitus; vel locum immediatum primo acquisitum, quem relictus immediate praecessit, & quo instanti acquiritur novus, prior relinquatur; igitur simultas illa est utriusque, id est desitionis unius, & acquisitionis alterius immediati, cum ordine essentiali ad locatum commune seu mobile, & exigentiam intrinsecam huiusmodi mutationis.
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3 The Exile of Real Presence to Metaphysics . . 5 “Prudent Infidels” . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 211 214 218 222 226 227 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 246 Appendix: The Proof of Convergence to Galileo’s Law of Fall . . . References . . . . . . .
Honoré Fabri and the Concept of Impetus: A Bridge between Paradigms by Michael Elazar (auth.)