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The Birth of Physics focuses on the largest text still intact to reach us from the Ancient Greek Atomists - Lucretius' De Rerum Natura - but mobilises everything we know about the related scientific work of the time (Archemides, Epicurus et al) in order to demand a complete reappraisal of the legacy. Serres argues that the Greeks had all the mathematical resources to formu...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 28th 2001 by Clinamen Press Ltd.
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Will Buckingham
Unfortunately out of print—Clinamen Press was very short-lived—but a superb book about Lucretian physics and ethics, an argument for its Archimedean roots, and an astonishingly cheerful vision of what philosophy could be.
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