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[The]Copernican revolution : planetary astronomy in the development of western thought

Author: Thomas S Kuhn
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twenty-fourth printing, 2003View all editions and formats
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For scientist and layman alike this book provides vivid evidence that the Copernican Revolution has by no means lost its significance today. Few episodes in the development of scientific theory show  Read more...

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Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Kuhn
ISBN: 0674171039 9780674171039
OCLC Number: 145555757
Description: xviii, 297 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by James Bryant Conant --
The ancient two-sphere universe --
The problem of the planets --
The two-sphere universe in Aristotelian thought --
Recasting the tradition : Aristotle to the Copernicans --
Copernicus' innovation --
The assimilation of Copernican astronomy --
The new universe --
Technical appendix.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Kuhn.

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An illuminating account of the intellectual transformation which laid the foundations of modern science and philosophy, and which may therefore be said to have created the modern world. Scientific Read more...

 
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