Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomy

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Index
a priori vs a posteriori reasoning, 4—5, 14, 33, 38, 43–45, 49, 50–51, 61–62, 68, 69, 73, 74, 97, 101, 106, 170, 173, 182n.9, 183n.27
Achillini, Alessandro, 2 5
Aiton, E.J., 181n.l
Amici, Giovanni Battista, 24, 25
Apologia pro Tychone contra Ursum, 3, 5, 7, 8, 14–15, 16, 30, 48, 49–50, 55, 57–68, 69, 78, 97, 99, 103, 144, 166, 168, 174–75, 179nn. 11, 14, and 19
Applebaum, W., 189n.5
archetypes, 48–49, 118–20, 136–41; harmonic, 8, 16–17, 45, 88, 113–36, 146, 148–49, 161, 170, 172, 173–74, 189n.4; polyhedral, 7, 8, 12–13, 38, 41–48, 51, 52, 54, 55, 58, 73–74, 120–1, 124, 12728, 139–40, 143, 147, 152, 153, 155, 179nn. 7 and 9; Trinity, 35, 41, 44, 47, 73–74, 82, 97, 143, 145, 147, 148, 150, 153–54
Aristotelianism, 4, 8, 12, 28, 35, 99, 100–1, 104, 106, 110–11, 185n.l7
Aristotle, 30, 103, 119, 155; Kepler's use of the four causes of, 39, 44, 48, 49, 57, 69, 81, 102–3, 108, 109, 110, 113, 161, 165, 171, 178n.2, 185n.l4; physics of, 4, 1821, 23, 24–25, 27, 59, 69, 79, 81, 100, 105, 106, 107, 108, 143, 145, 185n.l5; Posterior Analytics of, 12, 32–33, 99, 100, 101–2, 103, 104, 108, 110, 111, 119, 137, 144, 184n.7, 185n.l5, 188n.8
Aristoxenus, 116
Astronomia pars optica, 82, 183n.22
Astronomia nova, 4, 5, 8, 16, 30, 37, 47–48, 53, 56, 69–98, 99, 102, 104, 106, 107, 108, 110, 113, 120, 132, 137, 138, 140, 143–44, 159, 160, 161, 166, 177n.2, 179n.2
Bacon, Francis, 32, 37, 178n.l8
Berkeley, George, 36
Bernegger, Mathias, 170, 174
Boulliau, Ismael, 172, 173
Brahe, Tycho, 3, 14, 15, 16, 25, 31, 33, 38, 39, 47, 50, 60, 69, 122, 180n.5; astronomy of, 3, 7, 30, 57–58, 67, 71, 155, 182n.l6, 186n.7; conflict between Ursus and, 14–15, 57–58, 180n.5; observations of, 11, 78, 149–50, 154, 181n.l, 182n.l4, 187n.l5
Brengger, Johann Georg, 172, 184n.8
Bruce, Edward, 112
Buchdahl, G., 51
Caspar, Max, 6, 7, 8, 11, 18, 141, 172, 177n.5
Cassirer, E., 6
Clarke, Samuel, 172, 174
Clavius, Christoph, 24–25, 31, 135
coequated anomaly, 76, 92, 93–94, 95, 97, 104, 138, 164, 165
Cohen, I. B., 122, 178n.l2
conchoids, 85–87, 90
Copernican astronomy, 4, 7, 10–11, 16, 2730, 31, 45–47, 71, 73, 179n.ll, 183n.27; Kepler's arguments for the superiority of, 3, 4–5, 7, 12, 15, 39, 51–56, 59, 6467, 82, 121, 137, 143, 147, 154, 18081n.ll
Cusa, Nicholas de, 24, 34, 35, 37
DeliaMirandola, Pico, 34, 35, 179n.l7
Descartes, René, 4, 9, 38, 156–57, 172–73, 174
Donahue, William, 96, 181n.l
Drake, Stillman, 184n.7, 185n.l5
DreyerJ. L. E., 5, 178n.l2
eccentric anomaly, 91, 92, 93–94, 105, 165, 184n.30
Epitome astronomiae Copernicanae, 5, 8, 16— 17, 80, 105–6, 111, 120, 138, 142–68, 169, 170, 182–83n.20
Euclid, 35, 84–85
Eudoxus, 19, 177n.6]
Fabricius, David, 50, 88, 109–10, 163, 179n.l8, 185n.21, 188n.l0
Ficino, Marsilio, 34, 50–51, 179n.l7

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations of Works Frequently Cited xiii
  • Introduction 3
  • 1: Kepler's Life and Times 10
  • 2: The Mysterium Cosmographicum and Kepler's Early Approach to Natural Philosophy 39
  • 3: Kepler's Apologia 57
  • 4: Kepler's Archetypes and the Astronomia Nova 69
  • 5: The Aristotelian Kepler 99
  • 6: Kepler and Ptolemy 112
  • 7: The Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae 142
  • Conclusion - The Fate of Kepler's Philosophical Thought 169
  • Notes 177
  • Bibliography 191
  • Index 199
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