SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.58 issue2Cosmología en México: Datos para su historia más temprana author indexsubject indexsearch form
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista mexicana de física E

Print version ISSN 1870-3542


GALINDO, S.. Entre vórtices cartesianos y gravitación newtoniana: la Cosmología de Andrés de Guevara y Basoasabal S. J. (1748-1801). Rev. mex. fís. E [online]. 2012, vol.58, n.2, pp.133-149. ISSN 1870-3542.

This work reviews the content of the Cartesian vortex theory and Newton's gravitation in the only books that Andres de Guevara Basoasabal wrote: Pasatiempos de Cosmologia (1789) and Institutionum Elementarium Philosophiae (1796). For this purpose we discuss the origin and development of the rivalry between the two theories by analyzing two Jesuit encyclopedic journals published during the Age of Enlightenment. It is shown that on the one hand a group of Jesuits championed the Cartesian theory while scientists that of Newton. Despite being Guevara a Jesuit we show his penchant for Newtonian gravitation in both of his works.

Keywords : Basoasabal; pasatiempos de cosmología; institutionum elementarium Philosophiæ.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License