Copernicus And His Successors

Copernicus And His Successors

by Edward Rosen
     
 

ISBN-10: 185285071X

ISBN-13: 9781852850715

Pub. Date: 07/01/1995

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The essays in Copernirus and his Successors deal both with the influences on Copernicus, including that of Greek and Arabic thinkers, and with his own life and attitudes. They also examine how he was seen by contemporaries and finally describe his relationship to other scientists, including Galileo, Brahe and Kepler.

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The essays in Copernirus and his Successors deal both with the influences on Copernicus, including that of Greek and Arabic thinkers, and with his own life and attitudes. They also examine how he was seen by contemporaries and finally describe his relationship to other scientists, including Galileo, Brahe and Kepler.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852850715
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Aristarchus of Samos and Copernicus1
2Was Copernicus a Pythagorean?11
3Copernicus' Quotation from Sophocles17
4The Alfonsine Table and Copernicus29
5Copernicus and Al-Bitruji41
6Copernicus' Alleged Priesthood47
7Copernicus was not a 'Happy Notary'57
8Copernicus' Attitude toward the Common People63
9Copernicus' Earliest Astronomical Treatise71
10Copernicus on the Phases and the Light of the Planets81
11Copernicus' Axioms99
12When did Copernicus Write the Revolutions?105
13Copernicus' Spheres and Epicycles117
14Copernicus and his Relation to Italian Science127
15Nicholas Copernicus and Giorgio Valla139
16Was Copernicus' Revolutions Approved by the Pope149
17Calvin's Attitude towards Copernicus161
18The First Map to Show the Earth in Rotation173
19Galileo the Copernican181
20Galileo's Misstatements about Copernicus193
21Was Copernicus' Revolutions Annotated by Tycho Brahe?205
22Kepler and the Lutheran Attitude towards Copernicus217
Index239

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