Edward Grant

Edward GrantIn existographies, Edward Grant (1926-) (CR:5) an American science historian, specializing in medieval science, noted for []

In 1981, Grant, in his Much Ado About Nothing: Theories of Space and Vacuum from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution, gave a sharp and detailed historical overview of the deeper history of nature abhors a vacuum debate, in the middle ages years (see: middle ages geniuses), comparable in many respects to Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer's 1985 Leviathan and the Air-Pump.

In 2001, Grant, in his God and Reason in the Middle Ages, gave a listing of the 216+ condemnations of the famous Condemnation of 1277. [2]

Quotes | Employed
The following are quotes employed by Grant:

Nothingness [void / vacuum / empty space] contains all things; it is more precious than gold, free from birth and destruction, more pleasant than the sight of pure light, more noble than the blood of kings, comparable with the sky and higher than the stars, more powerful than a bolt of lightning, perfect and rich in all its parts.”
Otto Guericke (1672), The Magdeburg Experiments on the Vacuum of Space (pg. 99); cited by Edward Grant (1981) in Much Ado About Nothing (pg. 216); cited by Helge Kragh (2014) in The Weight of the Vacuum (pg. 6) [1]

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Grant:

“In the medieval literature on nature’s ‘abhorrence of a vacuum’, the two most popular demonstrations were the clepsydra and the separation of two plane surfaces.”
— Edward Grant (1981), Much Ado About Nothing [1]

1. Grant, Edward. (1981). Much Ado About Nothing: Theories of Space and Vacuum from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution (gold, pg. 216; clepsydra, 7+ pgs, quote, pg. 83). Cambridge.
2. (a) Grant, Edward. (2001). God and Reason in the Middle Ages (pg. #) (Ѻ). Cambridge University Press.
(b) Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pg. 258-61). HarperOne.

External links
Edward Grant – Wikipedia.
Edward Grant (about) – American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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