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Edition critique et commentée de manuscrits inédits de Philippe de la Hire : « Défense du système de m. Descartes sur le flux et le reflux de la mer »

Abstract : We propose a critical and commented edition of Philippe de La Hire's autograph manuscripts relating to the question of tides kept at the Academy of Sciences of Paris. These works are part of a context of debates in the years 1670-1680 on the Cartesian explanation of tides. La Hire seeks to grant observations related to the lunar movement to Descartes' theory of tides. He takes the "defence" of Descartes' theory, which he considers the most "probable". He evokes the Cartesian vortex theory as a hypothesis and these manuscripts question the value of the hypotheses of the mechanism in natural philosophy according to La Hire.
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Christophe Schmit. Edition critique et commentée de manuscrits inédits de Philippe de la Hire : « Défense du système de m. Descartes sur le flux et le reflux de la mer ». Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, Académie internationale d'histoire des sciences, 2020, 69 (182-183), pp.6-28. ⟨10.1484/J.ARIHS.5.122107⟩. ⟨hal-03027691⟩

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