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An important contribution to the problem of the transition from the world view characteristic of the medieval centuries to that which rapidly gained acceptance after the seventeenth century.(Philosophical Quarterly)
Koyré has provided the material and has illuminated it with uniformly perceptive and occasionally brilliant commentary... An important contribution to the study of 17th-century thought.(Thomas S. Kuhn Science)
A model of scholarliness without pedantry, of clarity without oversimplification.(Arthur Koestler Encounter)
Surely a work that will be welcomed alike by the scientist, philosopher, and historian of ideas.(Philosophy and Phenomenological Research)
Alexandre Koyré was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and professor at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. His books include Discovering Plato and Newtonian Studies.
OMG I love it!I am teaching my fifth grade students about the infinite universe and this book really grabbed their attention.Published on April 20, 2013 by R Joseph, BG Sidharth, and Ashwini Kumar Lal
The digital edition is awful. It lacks all the figures (there are just descriptions of them), has almost no formatting, paragraphs are not indented or at least visually separated... Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by akcilap
To get a true sense of the Copernican Revolution, it is necessary to understand both:
1) Christian Europe's theological transformations, primarily , from 1400 to 1517... Read more