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The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy Hardcover – August 31, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0521763769 ISBN-10: 0521763762 Edition: 1st

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This book argues that the idea that the world works 'like a machine' can be found in ancient Greek thought, predating the early modern philosophy with which it is most closely associated. Topics include balancing and equilibrium, lifting water, sphere-making and models of the heavens, and ancient Greek pneumatic theory.

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Sylvia Berryman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.

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