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Author Goddu, André, 1945-

Title Copernicus and the Aristotelian tradition : education, reading, and philosophy in Copernicus's path to heliocentrism / by Andé Goddu
Published Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 545 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 15
Medieval and early modern science ; v. 12
History of science and medicine library ; v. 15
History of science and medicine library. Medieval and early modern science ; v. 12
Contents List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I COPERNICUS'S EDUCATION IN POLAND; Chapter One Poland, Torun, and Cracow in the Fifteenth Century; Chapter Two Masters and Students in the 1490s; Chapter Three The Teaching of Logic; Chapter Four Natural Philosophy; Chapter Five Humanism and Astronomy; PART II COPERNICUS'S EDUCATION IN ITALY, 1496-1503, AND RETURN TO POLAND; Chapter Six Copernicus in Italy; Chapter Seven Copernicus's Reading and Progress towards his First Heliocentric Theory; PART III COPERNICUS AS PHILOSOPHER; Chapter Eight Copernicus as Logician
Summary Taking into account the most important results of the scholarly literature since 1973 and the best Polish scholarship of the past century, this is the first comprehensive study of Copernicus's achievement in English that examines Copernicus's path to heliocentrism from the perspective of late medieval philosophy, the Renaissance recovery of ancient literature and science, and early-modern editions of books that Copernicus used. The principal goals are to explain his commitment to the existence of celestial spheres, and the logical foundations for his views about hypotheses. In doing so, the wo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-524) and indexes
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Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Sources.
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Knowledge and learning.
Astronomy -- History -- 16th century.
Cosmology -- History -- 16th century.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Science -- History -- 16th century.
Genre/Form History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009047722
ISBN 1282952161
9004183620 (electronic bk.)
9781282952164
9789004183629 (electronic bk.)