Ancient Mythology as Physics

With the progressive organization of early society into urban civilization the concept of a capricious interplay of forces behind the ever-shifting phantasmagoria changed into the idea of a systematized hierarchy of forces of nature; eventually “force” as such was personified into a spirit or god of overwhelming power. Such personification was characteristic of ancient mythology which, as the only body of systematized thought of those times, was not only the cosmology but also the “physics” of the prescientific stage.

Concepts of Force
Concepts of Force

Max Jammer

 

 


Max Jammer
Max Jammer
(1915 – 2010), was an Israeli physicist.  He researched the history and philosophy of science in the classical world, the Middle Ages and the modern era. He was especially interested in the history and philosophy of quantum mechanics. He was born in Berlin, Germany.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.