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Philosophy - History of Science | Change and Continuity in Early Modern Cosmology

Change and Continuity in Early Modern Cosmology

Series: Archimedes, Vol. 27

Bonner, Patrick (Ed.)

2011, XII, 181 p.

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  • Features articles that challenge our historical view of science in new ways
  • Provides the most comprehensive historical study of the new stars of 1572 and 1604
  • Contributes a superior understanding of the role of astrology in early modern science
  • Surveys the history of science in Spain and other neglected countries
  • Includes the definitive account of the discovery of the first variable star, Mira Ceti
Viewed as a flashpoint of the Scientific Revolution, early modern astronomy witnessed a virtual explosion of ideas about the nature and structure of the world. This study explores these theories in a variety of intellectual settings, challenging our view of modern science as a straightforward successor to Aristotelian natural philosophy. It shows how astronomers dealt with celestial novelties by deploying old ideas in new ways and identifying more subtle notions of cosmic rationality. Beginning with the celestial spheres of Peurbach and ending with the evolutionary implications of the new star Mira Ceti, it surveys a pivotal phase in our understanding of the universe as a place of constant change that confirmed deeper patterns of cosmic order and stability.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Astronomy - Cosmology - Early Modern Europe - Philosophy

Related subjects » Astronomy - History of Mathematical Sciences - History of Science - Philosophical Traditions

Table of contents 

1. Acknowledgments.- 2. Notes on Contribtutors.- 3. Introduction.- 4. The Reality of Peurbachs Orbs , (Barker).- 5. Continuity and change in cosmological ideas in Spain between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, (Navarro Brontos).- 6. Cornelius Gemma and the new star of 1572 ,(Tessicini).- 7. Johannes Kepler and David Fabricius: their discussion on the nova of 1604, Grandada.- 8. Kepler’s copernican campaign and the new star of1604 , (Boner).- 9. From cosmos to confession:.- Kepler and the connection between astronomical and religious truth, (Rothman).- 10. Johannes phocylides holwarda and the interpretation of new stars in the dutch republic, (Vermij).- 11. Discovering mira ceti:celestial change & cosmic continuity, (Hatch).

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