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Johannes Kepler

The Order of Things

Authors: Osterhage, Wolfgang

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  • Describes Kepler's work at the pinnacle of a long line of attempts to uncover the secrets of the observed world
  • Portrays Kepler as a wanderer between the worlds of science and belief at a time of religious turmoil
  • Demonstrates the extent of Kepler’s legacy to modern science
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This book traces the development of Kepler’s ideas along with his unsteady wanderings in a world dominated by religious turmoil. Johannes Kepler, like Galileo, was a supporter of the Copernican heliocentric world model. From an early stage, his principal objective was to discover “the world behind the world”, i.e. to identify the underlying order and the secrets that make the world function as it does: the hidden world harmony. Kepler was driven both by his religious belief and Greek mysticism, which he found in ancient mathematics.

His urge to find a construct encompassing the harmony of every possible aspect of the world – including astronomy, geometry and music – is seen as a manifestation of a deep human desire to bring order to the apparent chaos surrounding our existence. This desire continues to this day as we search for a theory that will finally unify and harmonise the forces of nature.


About the authors

Wolfgang Osterhage, born in 1948, holds Ph.D.s in Physics and Information Science. He is a consultant to international organisations and corporations, and a lecturer and visiting professor at various institutions in Germany. After many years of professional activity in other countries, he now lives and works as an independent author in the Rhineland.

 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Johannes Kepler
Book Subtitle
The Order of Things
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46858-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46858-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46857-6
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 132
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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