Jacques Rohault and the natural sciences

Trevor McClaughlin
In writing this dissertation I have aimed at giving a description and analysis of the career of Jacques Rohault and his work in the natural sciences. More specifically, I have attempted to identify the sources of inspiration of his Traité de Physique. Most historians of science have paid little more than casual homage to Rohault's work as a synthesiser and propagandist of Descartes' natural philosophy. A few enthusiasts, however, have recognised that the Traité de...
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