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Pierre Gassendi

Physicist, Philosopher, Astronomer (22-Jan-1592 — 24-Oct-1655)


George Sidney Brett. The Philosophy of Gassendi. Macmillan. 1908. 310pp.

Barry Brundell. Pierre Gassendi: From Aristotelianism to a New Natural Philosophy. Kluwer Academic Publishing. 1987. 251pp.

Saul Fisher. Pierre Gassendi's Philosophy and Science: Atomism for Empiricists. E. J. Brill. 2005. 436pp.

Howard Jones. Pierre Gassendi, 1592-1655: An Intellectual Biography. Graaf. 1981. 320pp.

Lynn Sumida Joy. Gassendi the Atomist: Advocate of History in an Age of Science. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 325pp.

Antonia LoLordo. Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 283pp.

Margaret J. Osler. Divine Will and the Mechanical Philosophy: Gassendi and Descartes on Contingency and Necessity in the Created World. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 284pp.

Lisa T. Sarasohn. Gassendi's Ethics: Freedom in a Mechanistic Universe. Cornell University Press. 1996. 236pp.


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