Exactly last Tuesday we celebrated Marin Mersenne’s birthday and I got quite excited by everything. So, Marin Mersenne, born on 8th September 1588, was a French theologian, philosopher, mathematician and music theorist. 230 more words
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Written by Rene Descartes, translated by Jonathan Bennet.
The Fourth Objection
The Fourth Objections were written by Arnauld who wrote his objections in 1640 and addresses his objections to Mersenne who had solicited them. 3,173 more words
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica Pierre Gassendi, a seventeenth century French philosopher, made the first recorded attempt to measure the speed of sound in the 1640s. 370 more words