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The Resource Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy, Rhonda Martens

Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy, Rhonda Martens

Label
Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy
Title
Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy
Statement of responsibility
Rhonda Martens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Johannes Kepler contributed importantly to every field he addressed. He changed the face of astronomy by abandoning principles that had been in place for two millennia, made important discoveries in optics and mathematics, and was an uncommonly good philosopher. Generally, however, Kepler's philosophical ideas have been dismissed as irrelevant and even detrimental to his legacy of scientific accomplishment. Here, Rhonda Martens offers the first extended study of Kepler's philosophical views and shows how those views helped him construct and justify the new astronomy." "By tracing the evolution of Kepler's thought in his astronomical, metaphysical, and epistemological works, Martens explores the complex interplay between changes in his philosophical views and the status of his astronomical discoveries. She shows how Kepler's philosophy paved the way for the discovery of elliptical orbits and provided a defense of physical astronomy's methodological soundness. In doing so, Martens demonstrates how an empirical discipline was inspired and profoundly shaped by philosophical assumptions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martens, Rhonda
Dewey number
521/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB355.3
LC item number
.M37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kepler's laws
  • Astronomy
Label
Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy, Rhonda Martens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43757591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780691050690
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00036681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kepler's philosophy and the new astronomy, Rhonda Martens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43757591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780691050690
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00036681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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