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Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy

Author: Rhonda Martens
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
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Johannes Kepler contributed importantly to every field he addressed. He changed the face of astronomy by abandoning principles that had been in place for two millennia, made important discoveries in optics and mathematics, and was an uncommonly good philosopher. Generally, however, Kepler's philosophical ideas have been dismissed as irrelevant and even detrimental to his legacy of scientific accomplishment. Here,  Read more...
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Martens, Rhonda, 1964-
Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00036681
(OCoLC)43757591
Named Person: Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Martens
ISBN: 9781400831098 1400831091
OCLC Number: 609896870
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 201 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1. Kepler's Life and Times; 2. The Mysterium cosmographicum and Kepler's Early Approach to Natural Philosophy; 3. Kepler's Apologia: An Early Modern Treatise on Realism; 4. Kepler's Archetypes and the Astronomia nova; 5. The Aristotelian Kepler.
Responsibility: Rhonda Martens.
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