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The History and Philosophy of Astronomy Lecture 8: Cpernicus. Presentation

The History and Philosophy of Astronomy Lecture 8: Cpernicus. Presentation

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Volker Bromm. University of Texas at Austin. Astronomy during the Renaissance. Intellectual Climate: Reformation. Humanism. Neoplatonism. Voyages of Discovery. Fall of Constantinople 1453. Invention of Printing Press. Nicolaus Copernicus. De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium. Copernicus: Studies in Italy. Copernicus: Canon at Frombork Cathedral. Copernicus: War in Varmia. De Revolutionibus: Basic Structure. Sun-centered. Celestial motions uniform and circular. Big Problem: Missing Stellar Parallax. De Revolutionibus: Aesthetic Appeal. Copernicus vs Ptolemy: Elongation of Venus. Principle of Perfect Uniformity. Harmony of Copernican System. Enter Joachim Rheticus. Early Reception of De Revolutionibus. Important Early Role of Wittenberg. Enter Erasmus Reinhold. Copernicus: Victory by Infiltration. Early Reception: Need for better calendar. Copernican Revolution: A New Generation. De Revolutionibus: Reaction from Church. The Christian Universe: Dante’s Divine Comedy. The Copernican Revolution as Paradigm Shift. Freud’s Three Demotions of Humanity.
Volker Bromm. University of Texas at Austin. Astronomy during the Renaissance. Intellectual Climate: Reformation. Humanism. Neoplatonism. Voyages of Discovery. Fall of Constantinople 1453. Invention of Printing Press. Nicolaus Copernicus. De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium. Copernicus: Studies in Italy. Copernicus: Canon at Frombork Cathedral. Copernicus: War in Varmia. De Revolutionibus: Basic Structure. Sun-centered. Celestial motions uniform and circular. Big Problem: Missing Stellar Parallax. De Revolutionibus: Aesthetic Appeal. Copernicus vs Ptolemy: Elongation of Venus. Principle of Perfect Uniformity. Harmony of Copernican System. Enter Joachim Rheticus. Early Reception of De Revolutionibus. Important Early Role of Wittenberg. Enter Erasmus Reinhold. Copernicus: Victory by Infiltration. Early Reception: Need for better calendar. Copernican Revolution: A New Generation. De Revolutionibus: Reaction from Church. The Christian Universe: Dante’s Divine Comedy. The Copernican Revolution as Paradigm Shift. Freud’s Three Demotions of Humanity.

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The History and Philosophyof Astronomy
(Lecture 8: Copernicus)
Instructor: Volker BrommTA: Jarrett JohnsonThe University of Texas at Austin
Astronomy 350L
(Fall 2006)
 
Astronomy during the Renaissance
(c. 1450 –1600)
Rebirth of cultural activity in Europe!
 
Intellectual Climate: Reformation
(1517 onwards)
Restore lost original (pure) state of Church!
Martin Luther

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