By J. R. Clark-Hall
The dictionary is useful if the phrases you're looking for are indexed. I remember the fact that to have a dictionary of each model of the previous english language isn't really possible yet why record a observe with a "see [such and this kind of word]" if the observe you try to work out isn't indexed?
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The popularity of this text is a reminder that Cartesian physics retained considerable support during this time. Indeed, Cartesian mechanism provided a primary source for opposition on the continent to the appeal of gravitational forces in the Principia mathematica (1687) of Sir Isaac Newton. Ultimately, however, the success of Newton’s Principia led Voltaire to declare the defeat of Cartesianism in his Lettres Philosophiques (1734). Though there were Cartesian holdouts, most notably the permanent secretary of the Académie des sciences, Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, by the time Voltaire made his declaration there was a growing sense that Cartesian physics was overly dogmatic and empirically inadequate.
TV] ANIMAL SPIRITS • 23 ANGEL. In the traditional Scholastic position, angels are intellectual substances that are entirely separate from matter, and thus that lack sensory faculties, which depend on the union of mind and body. ” 13 Though he may not have had a settled view on this issue, however, Descartes’s remark to More reflected his reluctance to follow the Scholastics in addressing in detail questions concerning the angelic nature. Some of Descartes’s successors did not share his reluctance.
3 However, Descartes studied chemistry as early as 1630 and developed his own views about the entities to which alchemical principles referred. In Principles of Philosophy IV, art. 63, he related his three kinds of corpuscles to the three alchemical principles of salt, sulfur, and mercury, and devoted much of that part of the work to his explanations of chemical processes, such as distillation and calcination. [RA] See also BOYLE, ROBERT (1627–1691); CLAVE, ÉTIENNE DE (fl. 1624–ca. 1635); NEWTON, ISAAC (1642–1727).