Cover of The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
Category: History
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Pages: 297
ISBN: 674171039

Hits: 560

Lent status: Available

Availability: 1/1


THIS BOOK IS LOCATED IN THE HALIFAX CENTRE ARCHIVE CABINET and may be borrowed by submitting a "Borrow Request".

The Copernican Revolution is a 1957 book by the philosopher Thomas Kuhn, in which the author provides an analysis of the Copernican Revolution, documenting the pre-Ptolemaic understanding through the Ptolemaic systemand its variants until the eventual acceptance of the Keplerian system.[1]

Kuhn argues that the Ptolemaic system provided broader appeal than a simple astronomical system but also became intertwined in broader philosophical and theological beliefs. Kuhn argues that this broader appeal made it more difficult for other systems to be proposed.

Date insert: