Item description for Pierre Gassendi's Philosophy And Science: Atomism for Empiricists (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, V. 131) by Saul Fisher...
This look at Gassendi's philosophy and science illuminates his contributions to early modern thought and to the broader history of philosophy of science.
Two keys to his thought are his novel picture of acquiring and judging empirical belief, and his liberal account of criteria for counting empirical beliefs as parts of warranted physical theories. By viewing his philosophical and scientific pursuits as part of one and the same project, Gassendi's arguments on behalf of atomism can be fruitfully explained as licensed by his empiricism.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004119965 ISBN13 9789004119963