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Author Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, author

Title Copernicus in the cultural debates of the Renaissance : reception, legacy, transformation / by Pietro Daniel Omodeo
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 433 pages) : illustrations
Series History of science and medicine library ; volume 45
Medieval and early modern science, 1567-8393 ; volume 23
History of science and medicine library ; v. 45.
History of science and medicine library. Medieval and early modern science ; v. 23.
Contents 880-01 13 The Difficult Reconciliation between Copernicus and the Sacred Scripture14 Copernicus before and after 1616; 15 Summary of the Main Lines of the Early Reception of Copernicus; Chapter 2 Astronomy at the Crossroads of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Epistemology; 1 A Split Reception of Copernicus; 2 Copernicus Presents Himself as a Mathematician; 3 Cosmology and Mathematics in Copernicus's Commentariolus; 4 A Clash of Authorities: Averroist Criticism of Mathematical Astronomy; 5 Fracastoro's Homocentrism; 6 Amico on Celestial Motions; 7 Osiander's Theological Instructions
880-01/(N Copernicus between 1514 and 1616: an overview : Copernicus's revolution ; Platonizing humanists ; Rheticus and the printing of De revolutionibus ; The network of German mathematicians ; Italy ; France ; Spain and Flanders ; England and Scotland ; Central European circles and courts ; The physical-cosmological turn ; Heliocentrism between two centuries: Kepler and Galileo ; Geo-heliocentrism and Copernican hypotheses ; The difficult reconciliation between Copernicus and the sacred Scripture ; Copernicus before and after 1616 ; Summary of the main lines of the early reception of Copernicus -- Astronomy at the crossroads of mathematics, natural philosophy and epistemology : A split reception of Copernicus ; Copernicus presents himself as a mathematician ; Cosmology and mathematics in Copernicus's Commentariolus ; A clash of authorities: averroist criticism of mathematical astronomy ; Fracastoro's homocentrism ; Amico on celestial motions ; Osiander's theological instructions ; Melanchthon's approach to nature ; Rheticus's early "realism" ; The elder Rheticus and Pierre de la Ramée against the astronomical axiom ; Facts and reasons in astronomy according to Melanchthon and Reinhold ; Reinhold's astronomy and Copernicus ; Epistemological remarks on Reinhold's terminology ; Peucer's continuation of Reinhold's program ; Wittich's combinatory games ; Brahe as the culmination of the Wittenberg school ; Beyond selective reading -- Beyond computation: Copernican ephemerists on hypotheses, astrology and natural philosophy : A premise: Gemma Frisius as a reader of Copernicus ; Frisius's cosmological commitment in Stadius's ephemerides ; Stadius and Copernicus ; Ephemerides and astrology ; Some remarks on Rheticus's challenge to Pico ; Guintini's post-Copernican astrology ; Magini: Copernican ephemerides, astrology and planetary hypotheses ; A dispute on the reliability of ephemerides in Turin ; Benedetti's defense of post-Copernican ephemerides and astrology ; Origanus's planetary system ; Origanus's arguments in favor of terrestrial motion ; Conclusions -- A finite and infinite sphere: reinventing cosmological space : The finite infinity of the world revised ; Cusanus's two infinities ; Cusanus's role in the Copernican debate ; The invention of the Pythagorean cosmology ; Pythagoreanism and cosmological infinity according to Digges ; The infinity of space and worldly finiteness as a restoration of the stoic outlook ; Benedetti's approach to the Copernican system ; Stoicism in Germany: Pegel's cosmology ; Bruno's Pythagorean correction of Copernicus's planetary model ; Bruno's defense of cosmological infinity ; Homogeneity, aether and vicissitude according to Bruno ; Kepler's anti-Brunian pythagoreanism ; Conclusions: eclectic concepts of cosmological space in the renaissance -- A ship-like earth: reconceptualizing motion : The connection between cosmology and physics in Aristotle and Ptolemy ; Copernicus's physical considerations ; Nominalist sources on terrestrial motion ; Calcagnini ; Renaissance variations on the ship metaphor ; Bruno's vitalist conception of terrestrial motion ; Benedetti's Archimedean dynamics ; Benedetti's post-Aristotelian physics and post-Copernican astronomy ; A new alliance between mechanics and astronomy ; Brahe's physical considerations ; Concluding remarks -- A priori and a posteriori: two approaches to heliocentrism ; Мӓstlin's a posteriori astronomy ; The young Kepler and the secret order of the cosmos ; Kepler defends and expounds the hypotheses of Copernicus ; The distances of the planets: Мӓstlin's contribution ; Мӓstlin: finally we have a priori astronomy ; The sun as the universal motive force ; The new astronomy ; Natural arguments in astronomy ; Gravitas and vis animalis ; Celestial messages ; First reactions to the celestial novelties ; Kepler's discourses with Galilei -- The Bible versus Pythagoras: the end of an epoch : Condemnation ; First scriptural reservations in the protestant world ; Rheticus and the scriptures ; Spina and Tolosani ; Rothmann's opinion on the scriptural issue ; Censorship in Tübingen ; Scriptural defense of terrestrial motion by Origanus ; In iob commentaria ; Bruno, Copernicus and the Bible ; The Galileo affaire ; Foscarini pro Copernico ; Galilei to Christina of Lorraine ; Foscarini to Bellarmino ; Bellarminian zeal ; Campanellan libertas ; Campanella's Cosmologia ; Apologia pro Galilaeo ; Conclusions: accommodation and convention -- Laughing at phaeton's fall: a new man : Holistic views in the astronomical-astrological culture of the renaissance ; The ethical question in Bruno: philosophical freedom and the criticism of religion ; The reformation of the stars: a metaphor for the correction of vices ; A Copernican sunrise ; Beyond the ethics of balance ; Heroic frenzy ; Actaeon: the unity of man and nature ; Bruno's polemics, banishments and excommunications ; Cosmological and anti-epicurean disputations at Helmstedt ; Mencius against epicurean cosmology ; Bruno's support of atomistic views ; "New astronomy" at Helmstedt ; Liddel's teaching of astronomy and Copernican hypotheses ; Hofmann's quarrel over faith and natural knowledge ; Franckenberg and the spiritualist reception of Bruno and Copernicus ; Hill and the epicurean reception of Bruno and Copernicus ; A new imagery: phaeton's fall ; Conclusions: the new humanity
8 Melanchthon's Approach to Nature9 Rheticus's Early "Realism"; 10 The Elder Rheticus and Pierre de la Ramée against the Astronomical Axiom; 11 Facts and Reasons in Astronomy according to Melanchthon and Reinhold; 12 Reinhold's Astronomy and Copernicus; 13 Epistemological Remarks on Reinhold's Terminology; 14 Peucer's Continuation of Reinhold's Program; 15 Wittich's Combinatory Games; 16 Brahe as the Culmination of the Wittenberg School; 17 Beyond Selective Reading; Chapter 3 Beyond Computation: Copernican Ephemerists on Hypotheses, Astrology and Natural Philosophy
1 A Premise: Gemma Frisius as a Reader of Copernicus2 Frisius's Cosmological Commitment in Stadius's Ephemerides; 3 Stadius and Copernicus; 4 Ephemerides and Astrology; 5 Some Remarks on Rheticus's Challenge to Pico; 6 Giuntini's Post-Copernican Astrology; 7 Magini: Copernican Ephemerides, Astrology and Planetary Hypotheses; 8 A Dispute on the Reliability of Ephemerides in Turin; 9 Benedetti's Defense of Post-Copernican Ephemerides and Astrology; 10 Origanus's Planetary System; 11 Origanus's Arguments in Favor of Terrestrial Motion; 12 Conclusions
Chapter 4 A Finite and Infinite Sphere: Reinventing Cosmological Space1 The Finite Infinity of the World Revised; 2 Cusanus's Two Infinities; 3 Cusanus's Role in the Copernican Debate; 4 The Invention of Pythagorean Cosmology; 5 Pythagoreanism and Cosmological Infinity according to Digges; 6 The Infinity of Space and Worldly Finiteness as a Restoration of the Stoic Outlook; 7 Benedetti's Approach to the Copernican System; 8 Stoicism in Germany: Pegel's Cosmology; 9 Bruno's Pythagorean Correction of Copernicus's Planetary Model; 10 Bruno's Defense of Cosmological Infinity
Summary In Copernicus in the Cultural Debates of the Renaissance, Pietro Daniel Omodeo assesses how Copernican astronomy interacted with European culture and examines topics ranging from computation to epistemology, natural philosophy, theology and ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Influence
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543.
Science, Renaissance.
Science -- History -- 16th century
SCIENCE -- History.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Science, Renaissance.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004254503