From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe

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From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe - Koyre, Alexandre
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During the 16th and 17th centuries a radical change occurred in the patterns and framework of European thought. In the wake of discoveries through the telescope and Copernican theory, the notion of an ordered cosmos of "fixed stars" gave way to that of a universe infinite in both time and space--with significant and far-reaching consequences for human thought. Alexandre Koyre interprets this revolution in terms of the change that occurred in our conception of the universe, our place in it, and the primacy of this change in ...

From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe 1968, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801803475

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