Copernicus And His Successors

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852850715
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Aristarchus of Samos and Copernicus 1
2 Was Copernicus a Pythagorean? 11
3 Copernicus' Quotation from Sophocles 17
4 The Alfonsine Table and Copernicus 29
5 Copernicus and Al-Bitruji 41
6 Copernicus' Alleged Priesthood 47
7 Copernicus was not a 'Happy Notary' 57
8 Copernicus' Attitude toward the Common People 63
9 Copernicus' Earliest Astronomical Treatise 71
10 Copernicus on the Phases and the Light of the Planets 81
11 Copernicus' Axioms 99
12 When did Copernicus Write the Revolutions? 105
13 Copernicus' Spheres and Epicycles 117
14 Copernicus and his Relation to Italian Science 127
15 Nicholas Copernicus and Giorgio Valla 139
16 Was Copernicus' Revolutions Approved by the Pope 149
17 Calvin's Attitude towards Copernicus 161
18 The First Map to Show the Earth in Rotation 173
19 Galileo the Copernican 181
20 Galileo's Misstatements about Copernicus 193
21 Was Copernicus' Revolutions Annotated by Tycho Brahe? 205
22 Kepler and the Lutheran Attitude towards Copernicus 217
Index 239
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