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During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a radical change occurred in the patterns and framework of European thought. In the wake of discoveries through the telescope and Copernican theory, the notion of an ordered cosmos of 'fixed stars' gave way to that of a universe infinite in both time and space - with significant and far-reaching consequences for human thought. Alexandre Koyre interprets this revolution in terms of the change that occurred in our conception of the universe and our place in it and shows the primacy of this change in the development of the modern world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801803475
ISBN-10: 0801803470
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 125mm x 20mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jan-1968
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Alexandre Koyre

Alexandre Koyre 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.