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The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler

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The Poetic Structure of the World is a major reconsideration of a crucial turning point in Western thought and culture: the heliocentric revolution of Copernicus and Kepler. Fernand Hallyn treats the work of these two figures not simply in terms of the history of science or astronomy, but as events embedded in a wider field of images, symbols, texts, and practices. These new representations of the universe, he insists, cannot be explained by recourse to explanations of "genius" or "intuition."Instead, Hallyn investigates the problem of how new scientific hypotheses are actually formed and the complex way in which certain facts and not others are selected to support a particular theory. He contends that the scientific imagination is not fundamentally different from a mythic or poetic imagination and that the work of Copernicus and Kepler must be examined on the level of rhetorical structure. Hallyn shows the sun-centered universe to be inseparable from the aesthetic, epistemological, theological, and social imperatives of both neoplatonism and mannerism in the sixteenth centuryFernand Hallyn is a Professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Ghent. Distributed for Zone Books.

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sun-centered universe is inseparable from the aesthetic epistemological, theological, and social imperatives of both Neoplatonism and Mannerism in the sixteenth century

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Fernand Hallyn is Professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Ghent.

Synopsis:

In this major reconsideration of a crucial turning point in Western thought and culture - the heliocentric revolution of Copernicus and Kepler - Fernand Hallyn applies a theory of rhetoric to the philosophy and history of science to show how the new sun-centered universe is inseparable from the aesthetic epistemological, theological, and social imperatives of both Neoplatonism and Mannerism in the sixteenth century.Fernand Hallyn is Professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Ghent.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-354) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780942299618
Subtitle:
Copernicus and Kepler
Translator:
Leslie, Donald
Author:
Leslie, Donald M.
Author:
Nd
Author:
Hallyn, Fernand
Author:
Hallyn, Ferna
Author:
Leslie, Donald
Publisher:
Zone Books
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Kepler, johannes, 1571-1630
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Ciencia
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Astronomy -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Poetic Structure of the World
Series Volume:
500-158.
Publication Date:
19930524
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
French
Illustrations:
11
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , sun-centered universe is inseparable from the aesthetic epistemological, theological, and social imperatives of both Neoplatonism and Mannerism in the sixteenth century
"Synopsis" by , Fernand Hallyn is Professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Ghent.
"Synopsis" by , In this major reconsideration of a crucial turning point in Western thought and culture - the heliocentric revolution of Copernicus and Kepler - Fernand Hallyn applies a theory of rhetoric to the philosophy and history of science to show how the new sun-centered universe is inseparable from the aesthetic epistemological, theological, and social imperatives of both Neoplatonism and Mannerism in the sixteenth century.Fernand Hallyn is Professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Ghent.
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