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The Birth of History and Philosophy of Science : Kepler's 'A Defence of Tycho against Ursus' with Essays on its Provenance and Significance - Nicholas Jardine

The Birth of History and Philosophy of Science

Kepler's 'A Defence of Tycho against Ursus' with Essays on its Provenance and Significance

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Published: 18th April 1988
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Nicholas Jardine offers here an edition and the first translation into English of Johannes Kepler's A Defence of Tycho against Ursus. He accompanies this with essays on the provenance of the treatise - the circumstances which provoked Kepler to write it, an analysis of its strategy, style and historical sources and of the contents of Ursus' Treatise on Astronomical Hypotheses to which Kepler was replying. Dr Jardine also provides three extended interpretive essays on the intrinsic interest and historical significance of the work.

Review of the hardback:: 'Jardine's book is rich in epistemological and historiographical issues, bold and stimulating in its speculations and detailed in its use of evidence. It should lead to further fruitful investigation ... few will deny the substantial contribution made by its author to our understanding of the origin of Kepler's advanced conceptions ...' Isis Review of the hardback: 'Jardine's elucidating and profound essays deserve a wide audience.' Annals of Science Review of the hardback: '... its importance in Kepler's scholarship has been recognised for many decades and Jardine's book at last brings it to light ... Jardine's translation ... is lucid and meticulously annotated. [His] essays are remarkable for their intrinsic human as well as scholarly interest.' Philosophy of Science

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations of works frequently cited
Introduction
The Provenance of the Apologia
The circumstances of composition
Ursus' Tractacus
Kepler's initial reaction to the Tractatus
The scope and form of the Apologia
Apologia pro Tychone contra Ursum
Text and translation of the Apologia
The Significance of the Apologia
Against the sceptics
The status of astronomy
Historiography
Final reflections
Index of names
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ISBN: 9780521346993
ISBN-10: 0521346991
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 18th April 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43