Robert Hooke

(1635—1703) natural philosopher

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An experimental philosopher, Hooke investigated a very wide range of topics and published extensively. He is responsible for Hooke's law, which laid the foundations for the scientific study of elasticity. In the field of Earth sciences, he studied gravity and planetary movements, earthquakes, geomagnetism, and the nature of fossils and crystallography.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Philosophy.

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