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The History and Philosophy of Astronomy Lecture 4: Antiquity. Presentation

The History and Philosophy of Astronomy Lecture 4: Antiquity. Presentation

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Volker Bromm. University of Texas at Austin. Astronomy and Cosmology in Antiquity. Great Thinkers of Antiquity. Pythagoras: A Universe governed by Numbers. Music of the Spheres. The Pythagorean Model of the Universe (5th cent. BC). Ancient Two-sphere-universe. The Epicurean Universe. Atomist Origins. Infinite Space. The Stoic Universe. Plenum vs Vacuum. Aristarchus of Samos. How do we know that Earth moves? Stellar Parallax. Dominance and Persistence of Mainstream Model
Volker Bromm. University of Texas at Austin. Astronomy and Cosmology in Antiquity. Great Thinkers of Antiquity. Pythagoras: A Universe governed by Numbers. Music of the Spheres. The Pythagorean Model of the Universe (5th cent. BC). Ancient Two-sphere-universe. The Epicurean Universe. Atomist Origins. Infinite Space. The Stoic Universe. Plenum vs Vacuum. Aristarchus of Samos. How do we know that Earth moves? Stellar Parallax. Dominance and Persistence of Mainstream Model

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The History and Philosophyof Astronomy
(Lecture 4: Antiquity II)
Instructor: Volker BrommTA: Jarrett JohnsonThe University of Texas at Austin
Astronomy 350L
(Fall 2006)
 
Astronomy and Cosmology in Antiquity:Two Threads of Thought
Mainstream (orthodoxy) Antiquity I (Sep. 7)
-Plato, Eudoxus, Aristotle, Hipparchus, Ptolemy-Two-sphere-universe-Earth-centered (geocentric)-Planetary motion: in circles, deferent-epicycle
Dissent (heterodoxy) Antiquity II (Sep. 12)
-Pythagoras, Democritus, Epicurus, Stoics, Aristarchus-Democritus (atomism) and Aristarchus (Sun-centered)-close to modern world view-but forgotten (suppressed) for 1,400 years
 
Great Thinkers of AntiquityAristarchusZeno (Stoa)Democritus
 
Pythagoras

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