Alexandre Koyre's scientific contributions

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... In the 1930s and 1940s, Alexandre Koyré extensively documented the centrality of metaphysics in the science of Galileo and Newton (Koyré, 1957(Koyré, , 1968. In the 1940s, R.G. Collingwood elaborated how particular periods in the history of science had different metaphysical presuppositions which were fundamental assumptions about the constituents of the world and their properties that were not given directly in experience (Collingwood, 1940(Collingwood, , 1945. ...