From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe

«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. Philosophical Quarterly Koyre has provided the material and has illuminated it with uniformly perceptive and occasionally brilliant commentary... An important contribution to the study of 17th-century thought. -- Thomas S. Kuhn Science A model of scholarliness without pedantry, of clarity without oversimplification. -- Arthur Koestler Encounter Surely a work that will be welcomed alike by the scientist, philosopher, and historian of ideas. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research»

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a radical change occurred in the patterns and framework of European thought. In the wake of discoveries through the telescope and Copernican theory, the notion of an ordered cosmos of 'fixed stars' gave way to that of a universe infinite in both time and space - with significant and far-reaching consequences for human thought. Les mer

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During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a radical change occurred in the patterns and framework of European thought. In the wake of discoveries through the telescope and Copernican theory, the notion of an ordered cosmos of 'fixed stars' gave way to that of a universe infinite in both time and space - with significant and far-reaching consequences for human thought. 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 modern world.

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Forlag
Johns Hopkins University Press
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780801803475
Utgivelsesår
1968
Format
20 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Alexandre Koyre was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and professor at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. His books include Discovering Plato and Newtonian Studies.

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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. Philosophical Quarterly Koyre has provided the material and has illuminated it with uniformly perceptive and occasionally brilliant commentary... An important contribution to the study of 17th-century thought. -- Thomas S. Kuhn Science A model of scholarliness without pedantry, of clarity without oversimplification. -- Arthur Koestler Encounter Surely a work that will be welcomed alike by the scientist, philosopher, and historian of ideas. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research»

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Bente – 28.12.2006

– Koyre mener at tanker beveger historien. Eksperimenter kan bare besvare spørsmål vi allerede har stilt. Vitenskap og filosofi var det samme i den vitenskapelige revolusjon. Vitenskap er ikke ikke fakta og statistikk, men de store idéene. Vitenskap er frisatt fra politikk og praktiske ting. Boka forteller om mentalitetsrevolusjonen som skjedde på 15-1700-tallet, og som ble fullbyrdet med Newton. Nye oppfatninger av kosmos kom til. Her får vi et nyansert bilde av en tid da religiøse mennesker og rasjonalister levde side om side. Ikke minst er det befriende med de religiøse vitenskapsmennene som Newon. Sjelden har det vært plass til så mange tanker og ideer på en gang som på denne tiden. Boka burde inspirere alle som vil utvide perspektivene. Kosmologi er et evig interessant tema med en lang historie vi lett kan glemme.

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