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Westman, Robert S.

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Works: 22 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 4,871 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Publications about Robert S Westman
Publications by Robert S Westman
Most widely held works by Robert S Westman
The Copernican question : prognostication, skepticism, and celestial order by Robert S Westman( Book )
17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
In 1543, Copernicus defended his hypothesis that the Earth is a planet and the sun a body resting near the centre of a finite universe. This volume reframes this pivotal moment in the history of science, centring the story on a conflict over the credibility of astrology that erupted in Italy just as Copernicus arrived in 1496
The Wittich connection : conflict and priority in late sixteenth-century cosmology by Owen Gingerich( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Hermeticism and the scientific revolution : papers read at a Clark Library seminar, March 9, 1974 by Robert S Westman( Book )
14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Thinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Intellectuals rarely make a significant impact on one field of scholarship let alone several, yet Amos Funkenstein (1937-1995) displayed an intellectual range that encompassed several disciplines and broke new ground across seemingly impenetrable scholarly boundaries. The philosophy of history from antiquity to modernity, medieval and early modern history of science, medieval scholasticism, Jewish history in all of its periods - these are all areas in which he made lasting contributions. Thinking Impossibilities brings together Funkenstein's colleagues, friends, and former students to engage with important aspects of his intellectual legacy.Funkenstein's diverse interests were bound together by common figures of thought, especially the search for pre-modern intellectual groundings of modern ideas and how the seeming 'impossibilities' of one historical moment might become positive resources of conceptual construction and development in another. The essays in this volume take up major themes in European intellectual history, and examine them through the unique lens that Funkenstein himself employed during his career. Of particular interest are ways in which topics of Jewish history are engaged with the larger field of the history of ideas in the West. Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar
Johannes Kepler's adoption of the Copernican hypothesis by Robert S Westman( Archival Material )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The Melanchthon circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg interpretation of the Copernican Theory by Robert S Westman( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Copernicus and the astrologers : Dibner Library Lecture, December 12, 2013 by Robert S Westman( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Kepler's theory of hypothesis and the realist dilemna by Robert S Westman( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Copernicus and the culture of prognostication: the Bologna period, 1496-1500 by Robert S Westman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Westman rejects the commonplace view that Copernicus distanced himself from the astrological beliefs of his time and also questions the widely held belief that Copernicus' primary intellectual influence was the astronomer Domenico Maria. He argues instead that Copernicus' work arose from a matrix of the deeply rooted cultural and political life of late Quattrocento Bologna
Huygens and the problem of cartesianism by Robert S Westman( Article )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The comet and the cosmos: Kepler, Mästlin and the copernican hypothesis by Robert S Westman( Article )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The reception of Galileo's "Dialogue" : a partial world census of extant copies by Robert S Westman( Book )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Thinking Impossibilities: The Intellectual Legacy of Amos Funkenstein (CCS) by Los Angeles University of California( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The reception of Galileo's "Dialogue" : a partial world census of extant copies by Robert S Westman( Article )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Two cultures or one? : a second look at Kuhn's The Copernican Revolution by Robert S Westman( Article )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Astronomer's role in the sixteenth century : a preliminary study by Robert S Westman( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Kepler's early physical-astrological problematic by Robert S Westman( Article )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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