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Heaven and Earth in ancient Greek cosmology from Thales to Heraclides Ponticus by Dirk L. Couprie

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Published by Springer in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Historia,
  • History,
  • Ancient Cosmology,
  • Astronomi,
  • Ancient Astronomy

Book details:

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In Miletus, about 550 B.C., together with our world-picture cosmology was born. This book tells the story. In Part One the reader is introduced in the archaic world-picture of a flat earth with the cupola of the celestial vault onto which the celestial bodies are attached. One of the subjects treated in that context is the riddle of the tilted celestial axis. This part also contains an extensive chapter on archaic astronomical instruments. Part Two shows how Anaximander (610-547 B.C.) blew up this archaic world-picture and replaced it by a new one that is essentially still ours. He taught that the celestial bodies orbit at different distances and that the earth floats unsupported in space. This makes him the founding father of cosmology. Part Three discusses topics that completed the new picture described by Anaximander. Special attention is paid to the confrontation between Anaxagoras and Aristotle on the question whether the earth is flat or spherical, and on the battle between Aristotle and Heraclides Ponticus on the question whether the universe is finite or infinite.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementDirk L. Couprie
SeriesAstrophysics and space science library -- 374, Astrophysics and space science library -- 374.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBD495 .C68 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 261 p. :
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25298734M
ISBN 101441981152
ISBN 109781441981158
LC Control Number2011923655
OCLC/WorldCa690089500

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