The Aristotelian Heritage in Early Naval Architecture. From the Venice Arsenal to the French Navy, 1500-1700

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Published Jun 16, 2010
Larrie David Ferreiro

Abstract

This paper examines the Aristotelian roots of the mechanics of naval architecture, beginning with Mechanical Problems, through its various interpretations by Renaissance mathematicians including Vettor Fausto and Galileo at the Venice Arsenal, and culminating in the first synthetic works of naval architecture by the French navy professor Paul Hoste at the end of the seventeenth century.

How to Cite

Ferreiro, L. D. (2010). The Aristotelian Heritage in Early Naval Architecture. From the Venice Arsenal to the French Navy, 1500-1700. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 25(2), 227–241. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.617
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Keywords

Naval architecture, Aristotle, Archimedes, mechanics

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