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From the closed world to the infinite universe

Author: Alexandre Koyré
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press, [1957]
Series: Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University., Third series,, Hideyo Noguchi lectures ;, v. 7.
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Alexandre Koyre interprets this revolution in terms of the change that occurred in our conception of the universe and our place in it and shows the primacy of this change in the development of the  Read more...

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Koyré, Alexandre.
From the closed world to the infinite universe.
Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [1957]
(OCoLC)741480338
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Koyré
ISBN: 0801803470 9780801803475
OCLC Number: 344700
Description: x, 313 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: Sky and the heavens --
New astronomy and the new metaphysics --
New astronomy against the new metaphysics --
Things never seen before and thoughts never thought: the discovery of new stars in the world space and the materialization of space --
Indefinite extension or infinite space --
God and space, spirit and matter --
Absolute space, absolute time and their relations to god --
Divinzation of space --
God and the world: space, matter, ether, and spirit --
Absolute space and absolute time: god's frame of action --
Work-day god and the god of the sabbath --
Conclusion: the divine artifex and the dieu faineant.
Series Title: Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University., Third series,, Hideyo Noguchi lectures ;, v. 7.
Responsibility: Alexandre Koyre.

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An important contribution to the problem of the transition from the world view characteristic of the medieval centuries to that which rapidly gained acceptance after the seventeenth century. * Read more...

 
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