El encuentro entre René Descartes e Isaac Beeckman (1618-1619): El tratado hidrostático

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THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 0495-4548, Vol: 29, Issue: 1, Page: 149-166

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Moreno, Jorge
UPV/EHU Press; Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Arts and Humanities
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Descartes' hydrostatic treatise was one of his first text, fruit of his crucial meeting with Isaac Beeckman. In this article, we will analyse how it was conceived and the reasons which leaded Descartes to question some fundamental aspects of Beeckman's Physico-mathematics. This subject is closely connected with the autonomy and implementation of mathematical sciences to typical matters of natural philosophy.