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[Illustration showing Descartes' mechanical view of a universe filled with plenum and a system of vortexes that carries planets around the sun]

[Illustration showing Descartes' mechanical view of a universe filled ...

Illus. in: Principia philosophiae / Rene Descartes. Amstelodami : Apud L. Elzevirium, 1644, p. 114. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 265.