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Descartes's Mechanical Philosophy, Amsterdam, 1644. According to French philosopher René Descartes, the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton's theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the universe was composed of a 'subtle matter' he named 'plenum,' which swirled in vortices like whirlpools and actually moved the planets by contact. Here, these vortices carry the planets around the Sun.

According to French philosopher René Descartes the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton's theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the u

David Bomberg, Ju-Jitsu (c1913)

artmastered: “David Bomberg, Ju-Jitsu, oil on board, x cm, Tate Liverpool. Source British artist David Bomberg used a number of grids and geometric patterns to distort the original.