|Title:||The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought|
|Authors:||Thomas S. Kuhn|
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
|Number of pages:||297|
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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.
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.