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Edward Grant papers, 1950-2001


Subseries: Articles, 1960-1997 

The arrangement of this subseries closely follows the list of articles in Dr. Grant's Curriculum Vitae.


Box 16 "Nicole Oresme and his De Proportionibus Proportionum. " Isis51, no. 165 (1960) : 293-314.

"Nicole Oresme and the Commensurability or Incommensurability of Celestial Motions." Archive for History of Exact Sciences 1 (1961) : 420-458.

"Late Medieval Thought, Copernicus, and the Scientific Revolution." Journal of the History of Ideas 23 (1962) : 197-220.

"Hypotheses in Late Medieval and Early Modern Science." Daedalus Summer (1962) : 599-616.

"Jean Buridan: A 14th Century Cartesian." Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences 16, no. 64 (1963) : 251-255.

"Aristotle's Shiphaulers' and Medieval Criticisms of His Law of Motion." Dixième Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences 1 (1964) : 587-590.

This article is located in Oversize, Box 24.


"Aristotle's Restriction on His Law of Motion: Its Fate in the Middle Ages." In L'Aventure de la Science. Mèlanges Alexandre Koyré (Histoire de la Pensée, vol. 12). Paris: Hermann, 1964 : 173-197.

"Motion in the Void and the Principle of Inertia in the Middle Ages." Isis 55, no. 181 (1964) : 265-292.

"Bradwardine and Galileo: Equality of Velocities in the Void." Archive for History of Exact Sciences 2, no. 4 (1965) : 344-364.

"Part I of Nicole Oresme's Algorismus Proportionum ." Isis 56, part 3, no. 185 (1965) : 327-341.

"Aristotle, Philoponus, Avempace, and Galileo's Pisan Dynamics." Centaurus 11, no. 2 (1965) : 79-95.

"Oresme, Nicholas." The Encyclopedia of Philosophy New York/London, 1967 , vol. 5, 547, c. 1-549, c. 1.

"Science in the Middle Ages." The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967 , vol. 12, 1200, c. 1-1209, c. 1.

"On the Origin of the Medieval Version of Equality of Fall for Unequal Bodies in the Void: A Critique of Duhem's Explanation." Actes du XI Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences Warsaw/Cracow, 1967 , vol. 3, 19-23.

"Medieval and 17th Century Conceptions of an Infinite Void Space Beyond the Cosmos. " Isis 60, part 1, no. 201 (1969) : 39-60.

"Blasius of Parma." Dictionary of Scientific Biography New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970 , vol. 2, 192, c.2-195, c.2.

"The Arguments of Nicholas of Autrecourt for the Existence of Interparticulate Vacua." Actes du XII Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences Paris: Albert Blanchard, 1971 ,tome IIIA, 65-68.

Commentary on Marshall Clagett, "Archimedes in the Late Middle Ages." In Duane H.D. Roller (ed.), Perspectives in the History of Science and Technology. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971 , 260-263.

"Henricus Aristippus, William of Moerbeke and Two Alleged Mediaeval Translations of Hero's Pneumatica." Speculum 46, no. 4 (1971) : 656-669.

Materials relating to translation of Philo of Byzantium 1971-1972 

Essay Review of Marshall Clagett, Nicole Oresme and the Medieval Geometry of Qualities and Motions. A Treatise on the Uniformity and Difformity of Intensities known as "Tractatus de configurationibus qualitatum et motuum." Reviewed in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 3 (1972) : 167-182.

"Jordanus de Nemore" 1973 

"Medieval Explanations and Interpretations of the Dictum that 'Nature Abhors a Vacuum'." Traditio 29 (1973) : 327-355.

"In Memoriam: Anneliese Maier (1905-1971)." Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences 24, no. 94 (June, 1974) : 143-144.

"Peter Peregrinus." Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974 , vol. 10, 532-540.

"Pomponius Mela." Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975 , vol. 11, 74-76.

"Place and Space in Medieval Physical Thought." In Motion and Time, Space and Matter: Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science. Edited by Peter K. Machamer and Robert G. Turnbull. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1976 , 137-167.

"The Concept of Ubi in Medieval and Renaissance Discussions of Place." In Science, Medicine, and the University: 1200-1550. Essays in Honor of Pearl Kibre Manuscripta 20 (July, 1976) , Part I, 71-80.

"Scientific Thought in Fourteenth-Century Paris: Jean Buridan and Nicole Oresme." In Machaut's World: Science and Art in the Fourteenth Century. Edited by Madeleine Pelner Cosman and Bruce Chandler. Annals of the New York Academy of Science v. 314. New York: The New York Academy of Sciences, 1978 , 105-124.

"The Principle of Impenetrability of Bodies in the History of Concepts of Space from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century." Isis 69, no. 249 (1978) : 551-571.

Dictionary of the Middles Ages articles 1978-1979 

"The Condemnation of 1277, God's Absolute Power, and Physical Thought in the Late Middle Ages." Viator 10, (1979) : 211-244.

Articles in Press 1980-1983 

"History and Philosophy of Science" 1981 

"The Medieval Doctrine of Place: Some Fundamental Problems and Solutions. In Studi sul XIV secolo in memoria di Anneliese Maier. Edited by A. Maierù and A. Paravicini Bagliani (Storie e Letteratura, 151). Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1981 , 57-79.

"Celestial Matter: A Medieval and Galilean Cosmological Problem." The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 13, no. 2 (fall, 1983) : 157-186.

Box 17 "Were there Significant Differences Between Medieval and Early Modern Scholastic Natural Philosophy? The Case for Cosmology." Nous 18, no. 1 (March, 1984) : 5-14.

"Science and the Medieval University." In James M. Kittelson and Pamela J. Transue, eds. Rebirth, Reform and Resilience: Universities in Transition 1300-1700. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1984 , 68-102.

"Celestial Perfection from the Middle Ages to the Late Seventeenth Century." In Margaret J. Osler and Paul Lawrence Farber, eds., Religion, Science and Worldview. Essays in Honor of Richard S. Westfall. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1985 , 137-162.

"Issues in Natural Philosophy at Paris in the Late Thirteenth Century." Medievalia et Humanistica, New Series, Number 13 (Paul Maurice Clogan, ed.), 1985 , 75-94.

"A New Look at Medieval Cosmology, 1200-1687." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 129, no. 4 (Dec., 1985)  : 417-432.

"Dynamik." Article in Lexikon des Mittelalters 3, cols. 1493-1496.

"Science and Theology in the Middle Ages." In David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers, eds., God and Nature, Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986 , 49-75.

"Eloge: Edward Rosen" 1986 

"Anomalies in Medieval Science" 1987 

"Medieval and Renaissance Scholastic Conceptions of the Influence of the Celestial Region on the Terrestrial." The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 17, no. 1 (Spring, 1987) : 1-23.

"Eccentrics and Epicycles in Medieval Cosmology." In Edward Grant and John E. Murdoch, eds., Mathematics and its Applications to Science and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Marshall Clagett. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1987 , 189-214.

"Celestial Orbs in the Latin Middle Ages." Isis 78, no. 292 (June, 1987) : 153-173.

"Ways to Interpret the Terms 'Aristotelian' and 'Aristotelianism' in Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy." History of Science 25, (1987) : 335-358.

Lynn White Memoir 1987-1988  

(2 folders)


"Medieval Departures from Aristotelian Natural Philosophy." In Studies in Medieval Natural Philosophy, ed. Stefano Caroti. Biblioteca di Nuncius, Studi e Testi. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1989 , 237-256.

"The Parisian School of Science in the Fourteenth Century." with John E. Murdoch. In Guttorm Flasted, ed. Contemporary Philosophy, A New Survey, vol. 6: Philosophy of Science in the Middle Ages. Co-editor Raymond Klibansky. Dodrect/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990 , 481-493.

"Celestial Incorruptibility in Medieval Cosmology 1200-1687." In Sabetai Unguru, ed., Physics, Cosmology and Astronomy, 1300-1700. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991 , 101-127.

"The Unusual Structure and Organization of Albert of Saxony's Questions on Decoelo." In Joël Biard, ed. Itinéraires d'Albert de Saxe Paris-Vienne au XIV Siècle. Paris: Libraires Philosophique J. Vrin, 1991 , 205-217.

"Science in the Late Fifteenth Century." Article in Silvio A. Bedini, ed., The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia, 2 vols. New York: Simon Schuster, 1992 , vol. 2, 601-604.

Obituary for Vic Thoren 1991-1992  

"Jean Buridan and Nicole Oresme on Natural Knowledge." Vivarium 3, no. 1 (1993) : 84-105.

"A Comparison of Oresme's French and Latin Commentaries"For Murdoch Festschrift 1992-1996  

Revised Bibliographic Essay for French Physical Science in Middle Ages 1992 

"Medieval Cosmology." In Norris S. Hetherington, ed., Cosmology: Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious, and Scientific Perspectives. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993 , 181-199.

"La Nature a horreur du vide." A contribution to "Les Grandes Expérience de la Physique Blaise Pascal: Comment a-t-il démontré l'existence de la pression atmosphérique?" In Les Cahiers de Science & Vie, hors série, No. 27 (Juin 1995) , 26-33.

"Why you should believe that Modern Science began in the Middle Ages" 1995  

"Astronomy, Cosmology, and Cosmography." In F. A. C. Mantello and A. G. Rigg (eds.), Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide. Washington, D. C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1996 , 363-368.

"Aristotelianism in the Early 12th Cent." 1996 

"When did Modern Science Begin?" The American Scholar, Winter 1997 : 105-113.

"Celestial Motions in the Late Middle Ages." Early Science and Medicine 2, no. 2 (June 1997) , Special Issue: "Medieval Cosmologies," edited by J. M. M. H. Thijssen, 129-148.

"Nicole Oresme, Aristotle's On the Heavens , and the Court of Charles V." In Texts and Contexts in Ancient and Medieval Science: Studies on the Occasion of John E. Murdoch's Seventieth Birthday , edited by Edith Sylla and Michael McVaugh. Leiden: Brill, 1997 , 187-207.

"The Medieval Cosmos: Its Structure and Operation." Journal for the History of Astronomy 28, (1997) : 147-167.

"Medieval Concepts of Force, Resistance, and Velocity." undated 

"Astronomies and Cultures." undated