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  • It may be more than a mere result of education, connecting itself, probably, with the deeper mental structure of the two men, that the idea of Gassendi, above enunciated, is substantially the same as that expressed by Professor Clerk Maxwell, at the close of the very able lecture delivered by him at Bradford in 1873.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • Both the Cartesian plenum theorists, who held that the world was full of infinitely divisible matter and that there was no void space, and the atomists such as Gassendi, who held that there were indivisible atoms and void space in which the atoms move, made the distinction between these two classes of properties.

    John Locke

  • Boulliau: “The axiom that the celestial motions are circular or composed of circles must stand, and therefore I reject and repudiate his ellipses unless he should suppose them to be described by means of a Copernican or Tychonic epicycle.” (letter to Gassendi 1633)

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • Gassendi was a prodigious observer, known for his humor, and was friends with Cassini, Galileo, Hevelius, and Kepler.

    Weekend SkyWatcher's Forecast – January 22-24, 2010 | Universe Today

  • This week's awesome images are an historical photo of Gassendi, lunar images we done by Greg Konkel.

    Weekend SkyWatcher's Forecast – January 22-24, 2010 | Universe Today

  • In fact, even Gassendi, who had upheld the notion of an active matter by claiming that atoms have an internal corporeal principle of action, had fallen short of claiming that they possess it essentially.

    Samuel Clarke

  • As it turns out, the link between biology and technology is much stronger than Descartes and Gassendi could have imagined, and this link is confirmed by physical designs existing in life and in machines.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • While some philosophers, such as Telesio, Campanella, and Bruno, held space to be always filled with matter (i.e., a plenum) yet somehow independent of matter, others, like Patrizi and Gassendi, endorsed a more absolutist notion that allowed spaces totally devoid of matter

    Descartes' Physics

  • He had been seen to arrive by the way of the boulevard Gassendi and roam about the streets in the gloaming.

    Les Miserables

  • Some women of the ancient market town which is situated below the city had seen him pause beneath the trees of the boulevard Gassendi, and drink at the fountain which stands at the end of the promenade.

    Les Miserables


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