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Title Change and continuity in early modern cosmology [electronic resource] / Patrick J. Boner, editor.

Published Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; New York : Springer, c2011.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 181 p.) : ill.
Series Archimedes: new studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology ; v. 27
Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 27.
Notes "Many of the papers in this volume were originally presented at the conference 'Cosmological Continuity and the Conception of Modern Science, ' held at the Johns Hopkins University on 15-16 May 2009"--P. v.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Reality of Peurbach's Orbs: Cosmological Continuity in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Astronomy -- Continuity and Change in Cosmological Ideas in Spain Between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: The Impact of Celestial Novelties -- Cornelius Gemma and the New Star of 1572 -- Johannes Kepler and David Fabricius: Their Discussion on the Nova of 1604 -- Kepler's Copernican Campaign and the New Star of 1604 -- From Cosmos to Confession: Kepler and the Connection Between Astronomical and Religious Truth -- Johannes Phocylides Holwarda and the Interpretation of New Stars in the Dutch Republic -- Discovering Mira Ceti: Celestial Change and Cosmic Continuity.
Summary 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.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Boner, Patrick.
Johns Hopkins University.
Subject Cosmology -- History -- Congresses.
SCIENCE / Cosmology
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789400700376 (electronic bk.)
9400700377 (electronic bk.)