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The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Robert Westman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus publicly defended his hypothesis that the Earth is a planet and the sun a body resting near the center of a finite universe. But why did Copernicus make this bold ... More


Copernicus and the Crisis of the Bologna Prognosticators, 1496–1500

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus was involved in a culture of astrological prognosticators during his student years in Bologna. Although not a single word about astrology has survived in his writings, a great ... More


Between Wittenberg and Rome: The New System, Astrology, and The End of the World

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus first formulated his new arrangement of the heavens amid the intellectual skepticism and political insecurity of the late fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-century prognosticatory ... More


The Wittenberg Interpretation of Copernicus's Theory

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus's reputation as a learned astronomer was established very quickly in the two decades after the appearance of the Narratio and De Revolutionibus. But De Revolutionibus was not the ... More


The Emergence of Kepler's Copernican Representation

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the end of the 1580s, Nicolaus Copernicus's theory was one alternative amid a proliferating field of representations of celestial order. Copernicus's proponents were distributed among different ... More


Introduction

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Is the Earth motionless at the center of a finite, star-studded sphere, or is it a planet moving in an annual circuit around the center? Medieval scholastic natural philosophers debated all sorts of ... More


The Literature of the Heavens and the Science of the Stars

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the fifteenth century, a vast and complex literature described, explained, and invoked the motions of the heavens and their influences on Earth. From the 1470s onward, the learning of the heavens, ... More


Foreknowledge, Skepticism, and Celestial Order in Rome

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the mid-sixteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church was deeply preoccupied with affirming its traditional authority against the culturally and politically fragmenting effects of the “German ... More


The Second-Generation Copernicans: Maestlin and Digges

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The generation informed by the Wittenberg consensus, born largely in the 1540s, was the cohort that, by the 1570s—and most dramatically in the 1580s—began actively to engage the full text of De ... More


A Proliferation of Readings

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1580s, second-generation interpreters of De Revolutionibus, mostly Nullists, rapidly produced a spate of new readings. These readings opened up issues that Nicolaus Copernicus himself had ... More


Varieties of Astrological Credibility

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus's name became associated with an optimistic and safe view of prognosticatory practice, especially through the Prutenic Tables. As a resource of astrological forecast, the ... More


The Third-Generation Copernicans: Galileo and Kepler

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The relationship between Johannes Kepler and Galileo has a pronounced historiographical profile, in part because both were followers of Nicolaus Copernicus. The failures of that relationship would ... More


The Mask of Copernicus and the Mark of the Compass: Bruno, Galileo, and the Ontology of the Page

Daniel Selcer

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing on Galileo's Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo (1632) and Giordano Bruno's La Cena de le Cenari (1584), this chapter explores the role of performative allegory in the written ... More


Conclusion: The Great Controversy

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolaus Copernicus's problematic involved several major areas of concern—planetary modeling, the ordering of the planets, the consequences of such ordering for natural philosophy, and the prediction ... More


Histories of Heaven

Alastair Fowler

in Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Renaissance science and theology interacted rather than diverged, in a period of fruitful dialogue. Renaissance astronomy, with its combination of ... More


Kepler's Early Audiences, 1596–1600

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Johannes Kepler's early representation of the heavens embodied an unprecedented convergence of elements in the political space of the Tübingen theological orthodoxy. The Mysterium Cosmographicum ... More


Life on the Moon

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Life on the Moon — an old notion — was revived by the astronomical work of Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century and the invention of the optical telescope in the early 17th century. Galileo ... More


Constructing the Future

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Print, chronic warfare, the growth of towns and cities, and the arrival of syphilis converged in the late fifteenth century to create a new horizon for astrological forecasting. Nicolaus Copernicus's ... More


Machines

Michael Ruse

in On Purpose

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195957
eISBN:
9781400888603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195957.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Scientific Revolution that is dated from the publication of Nicolaus Copernicus's On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres in 1543, the work that put the sun rather than ... More


Richard Dawkins: The Mathematical Sublime

Alan G. Gross

in The Scientific Sublime: Popular Science Unravels the Mysteries of the Universe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190637774
eISBN:
9780197559727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637774.003.0016
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

In an episode of The Simpsons, “Black Eyed, Please,” Ned Flanders has a nightmare. He visits his “personal hell” where they “worship famous atheist Richard ... More


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