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The Copernican achievement

Author: Robert S Westman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1975.
Series: Contributions of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 7.
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Copernican achievement.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1975
(OCoLC)802299987
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nikolaus Kopernikus; Nicolas Copernic
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Westman
ISBN: 0520028775 9780520028777
OCLC Number: 2088919
Notes: Papers from a symposium held at the University of California at Los Angeles, Nov. 1-2, 1973.
Description: xvi, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Copernican achievement / Robert S. Westman --
Rheticus, Ravetz, and the "necessity" of Copernicus' innovation / Curtis A. Wilson --
Commentary / Salomon Bochner --
On Copernicus' theory of precession / Noel Swerdlow --
Commentary: Remarks on Copernicus' observations / Owen Gingerich --
Erasmus Reinhold's determination of the distance of the Sun from the Earth / Janice Henderson --
Commentary: The role of error in ancient methods for determining the solar distance / Ernest S. Abers, Charles F. Kennel --
The arts faculty at the University of Cracow at the end of the fifteenth century / Paul W. Knoll --
Commentary: In defense of context / Nicholas H. Steneck --
The dialectical preparation for scientific revolutions / Amos Funkenstein --
Commentary: Dialectical aspects of the Copernican revolution: conceptual elucidations and historiographical problems / Maurice A. Finocchiaro --
Andreas Osiander's contribution to the Copernican achievement / Bruce Wrightsman --
The solid planetary spheres in post-Copernican natural philosophy / William H. Donahue --
Commentary: Duhem and Donahue / John L. Heilbron --
Three responses to the Copernican theory: Johannes Praetorius, Tycho Brahe, and Michael Maestlin / Robert S. Westman --
Commentary: Fictionalism and realism in sixteenth-century astronomy / Peter K. Machamer --
Why did Copernicus' research program supersede Ptolemy's? / Imre Lakatos and Elie Zahar --
Commentary / Stephen E. Toulmin.
Series Title: Contributions of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 7.
Responsibility: edited by Robert S. Westman.

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