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The moment of no return: the University of Paris and the death of Aristotelianism

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Aristotelianism remained the dominant influence on the course of natural philosophy taught at the University of Paris until the 1690s, when it was swiftly replaced by Cartesianism. The change was not one wanted by church or state and it can only be understood by developments within the wider University. On the one hand, the opening of a new college, the Collège de Mazarin, provided an environment in which the mechanical philosophy could flourish. On the other, divisions within the French Cath...

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Published
Peer review status:
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10.1007/s11191-004-2455-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Science & Education Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
2-4
Pages:
259-278
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1573-1901
ISSN:
0926-7220
URN:
uuid:80f5ad89-87f0-416d-a93c-56fb8cf4b1c5
Local pid:
ora:4292

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