Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published by the Sophia Centre Press in partnership with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, Faculty of Humanitiies and the Performing Arts, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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Volume 16

Gravity Before Newton

Alberto Cappi


This paper briefly describes a non-Aristotelian theory of gravity developed in the Hellenistic period and discussed in Plutarch’s dialogue De Facie quae in Orbe Lunae apparet; it also shows the influence of this dialogue on Copernicans before Newton.

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