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The Penn Press list for fall 2017 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

On the Threshold of Exact Science
Selected Writings of Anneliese Meier on Late Medieval Natural Philosophy

Edited and translated, with an introduction, by Steven D. Sargent

1982 | 192 pages | Cloth $79.95
History | Science | General
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Table of Contents

The nature of motion
Causes, forces, and resistance
The concept of the function in fourteenth-century physics
The significance of the theory of impetus for Scholastic natural philosophy
Galileo and the Scholastic theory of impetus
The theory of the elements and the problem of their participation in compounds
The achievements of late Scholastic natural philosophy