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- DescriptionIn 1543, Copernicus publicly defended geokinetic and heliocentric universe. This book examines why and how he became a Copernican and what his affirmation of heliocentrism means in the context of the Scientific Revolution. Close reading of Copernicus' texts and examination of his sociocultural context reveals his commitment to the Platonist program of True Astromy, which is to discover the well-proportioned, harmonious universe, hidden beyond visible appearances, but accessible through mathematical reasoning. The principal goal of the work is to show that the hypothesis of Copernicus' Platonism brings unity and internal coherence to his project and provides historical background of his contributions to the Scientific Revolution.
- Author BiographyMatjaz Vesel, PhD in Philosophy from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), is a Research Adviser at the Institute of Philosophy, SRC SASA, Ljubljana. He has published monographs on Nicholas of Cusa, Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei, and numerous articles on medieval and early modern science and philosophy.
- Author(s)Matjaz Vesel
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication29/04/2014
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- First Published2014
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight680 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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