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The Copernican Achievement.

WESTMAN, Robert S. (ed.).

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ISBN 10: 0520028775 / ISBN 13: 9780520028777
Published by University of California Press, 1975., Berkeley, Los Angeles & London:, 1975
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Series: UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Contributions VII. 8vo. xvi, 405 pp. Figs., index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket extremities worn (jacket good; book: very good). Very scarce. Papers about Copernicus from a symposium held at the University of California at Los Angeles, Nov. 1-2, 1973. Contents: Introduction The Copernican achievement / Robert S. Westman ; Rheticus, Ravetz, and the "necessity" of Copernicus' innovation / Curtis A. Wilson ; Commentary / Salomon Bochner ; On Copernicus' theory of precession / Noel Swerdlow ; Commentary: Remarks on Copernicus' observations / Owen Gingerich ; Erasmus Reinhold's determination of the distance of the Sun from the Earth / Janice Henderson ; Commentary: The role of error in ancient methods for determining the solar distance / Ernest S. Abers, Charles F. Kennel ; The arts faculty at the University of Cracow at the end of the fifteenth century / Paul W. Knoll ; Commentary: In defense of context / Nicholas H. Steneck ; The dialectical preparation for scientific revolutions / Amos Funkenstein ; Commentary: Dialectical aspects of the Copernican revolution: conceptual elucidations and historiographical problems / Maurice A. Finocchiaro ; Andreas Osiander's contribution to the Copernican achievement / Bruce Wrightsman ; The solid planetary spheres in post-Copernican natural philosophy / William H. Donahue ; Commentary: Duhem and Donahue / John L. Heilbron ; Three responses to the Copernican theory: Johannes Praetorius, Tycho Brahe, and Michael Maestlin / Robert S. Westman ; Commentary: Fictionalism and realism in sixteenth-century astronomy / Peter K. Machamer; Why did Copernicus' research program supersede Ptolemy's? / Imre Lakatos and Elie Zahar ; Commentary / Stephen E. Toulmin. See: David C. Lindberg, Robert S. Westman (editors), Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution. ISBN: 0520028775 / 0-520-02877-5. Bookseller Inventory # RH1481

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Title: The Copernican Achievement.

Publisher: University of California Press, 1975., Berkeley, Los Angeles & London:

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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