Ptolemys Universe: The Natural Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Ptolemys Astronomy Liba Chaia Taub

ISBN: 9780812692297

Published: February 1st 1993

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188 pages


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Ptolemys Universe: The Natural Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Ptolemys Astronomy  by  Liba Chaia Taub

Ptolemys Universe: The Natural Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Ptolemys Astronomy by Liba Chaia Taub
February 1st 1993 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 188 pages | ISBN: 9780812692297 | 8.70 Mb

Claudius Ptolemy, one of the greatest scientists of all time, probably lived in Alexandria in the second century A.D. His writings dominated astronomy and cosmology in medieval times. The replacement of his Earth-centered cosmology by theMoreClaudius Ptolemy, one of the greatest scientists of all time, probably lived in Alexandria in the second century A.D. His writings dominated astronomy and cosmology in medieval times. The replacement of his Earth-centered cosmology by the Sun-centered cosmology of Copemicus is the most celebrated event in the history of science.

Yet, although there has been much scholarly discussion of the mathematical aspects of Ptolemys astronomy, little attention has been paid to the philosophical, and particularly the ethical, ideas which animate the astronomy. Ptolemys Universe is the first modern examination of Ptolemys thought as a whole, and its place in Greek intellectual culture.



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