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The genesis of the Copernican world

Author: Hans Blumenberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1987.
Series: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
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This major work by the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg is a monumental rethinking of the significance of the Copernican revolution for our understanding of modernity. It provides an important corrective to the view of science as an autonomous enterprise and presents a new account of the history of interpretations of the significance of the heavens for man.
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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolas Copernic; Nicolaus Copernicus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Blumenberg
ISBN: 0262022672 9780262022675
OCLC Number: 14932461
Notes: Translation of: Die Genesis der kopernikanischen Welt.
Description: xlviii, 772 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Other Titles: Genesis der kopernikanischen Welt.
Responsibility: Hans Blumenberg ; translated by Robert M. Wallace.

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This major work by the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg is a monumental rethinking of the significance of the Copernican revolution for our understanding of modernity. It provides an important corrective to the view of science as an autonomous enterprise and presents a new account of the history of interpretations of the significance of the heavens for man.

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