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Copernicus and the Aristotelian tradition : education, reading, and philosophy in Copernicus's path to heliocentrism

Author: André Goddu
Publisher: Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: History of science and medicine library, v. 15.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking into account the most important results of the scholarly literature since 1973 and the best Polish scholarship of the past century, this is the first comprehensive study of Copernicus's achievement in English that examines Copernicus's path to heliocentrism from the perspective of late medieval philosophy, the Renaissance recovery of ancient literature and science, and early-modern editions of books that  Read more...
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Goddu, André, 1945-
Copernicus and the Aristotelian tradition.
Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2009047722
(OCoLC)473118005
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nikolaus Kopernikus
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: André Goddu
ISBN: 9789004183629 9004183620 1282952161 9781282952164
OCLC Number: 701095619
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 545 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I COPERNICUS'S EDUCATION IN POLAND; Chapter One Poland, Torun, and Cracow in the Fifteenth Century; Chapter Two Masters and Students in the 1490s; Chapter Three The Teaching of Logic; Chapter Four Natural Philosophy; Chapter Five Humanism and Astronomy; PART II COPERNICUS'S EDUCATION IN ITALY, 1496-1503, AND RETURN TO POLAND; Chapter Six Copernicus in Italy; Chapter Seven Copernicus's Reading and Progress towards his First Heliocentric Theory; PART III COPERNICUS AS PHILOSOPHER; Chapter Eight Copernicus as Logician.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library, v. 15.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 12.
Responsibility: by Andé Goddu.

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