After the death of Alexander the Great, the intellectual center of the Greek world shifted from Athens to Alexandria. His general and childhood friend Ptolemy built the city, along with its famous museum and library, and called upon the philosopher and physicist Strato of Lampsacus to aid him in this task.
S1E6: Aristotelian Physics
Aristotle tried to base his physics on actual observations of the world, but due to inadequate observations and hidden assumptions, nearly all of it is wrong. He separated the cosmos into the terrestrial and celestial Read more…