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Single Idea 17465

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / f. Ancient elements]

Full Idea

Four types of earth found a place on Lavoisier's list of elements.

Gist of Idea

Lavoisier's elements included four types of earth


Weisberg/Needham/Hendry (Philosophy of Chemistry [2011], 1.2)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.6

A Reaction

A nice intermediate point between the ancient Greek and the modern view of earth.