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Rheticus' Heliocentric Providence : a study concerning the astrology, astronomy of the sixteenth century

Kraai, Jesse

German Title: Die heliozentrische Providentia des Rheticus

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Rheticus' engagement with Copernicus is discussed in the light of new documents. In particular it is shown that there were strong astrological motivations behind Rheticus' acceptance of the heliocentric theory.

Translation of abstract (English)

Anhand neuer Dokumente wird Rhetikus' Zusammenarbeit mit Kopernikus diskutiert. Inbesondere wird gezeigt, wie die astrologischen Ueberzeugungen des Rhetikus zu einer positiven Bewertung des heliozentischen Ansatzes fuehrten.

Document type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Carrier, Prof. Martin
Date of thesis defense: 9 July 2001
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2003 14:14
Date: 2000
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Philosophisches Seminar
DDC-classification: 100 Philosophy
Controlled Keywords: Wissenschaftsgeschichte <Fach>, Astronomie, Reformation, Reformation / Geschichte
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rhetikus , Kopernikus , Astrologie , AstronomieRheticus , Copernicus , Astrology , Astronomy
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