By Dirk L. Couprie
In Miletus, approximately 550 B.C., including our world-picture cosmology was once born. This ebook tells the tale. partially One the reader is brought within the archaic world-picture of a flat earth with the cupola of the celestial vault onto which the celestial our bodies are hooked up. one of many matters taken care of in that context is the riddle of the tilted celestial axis. This half additionally includes an intensive bankruptcy on archaic astronomical instruments. Part Two shows how Anaximander (610-547 B.C.) blew up this archaic world-picture and changed it by means of a brand new one who is largely nonetheless ours. He taught that the celestial our bodies orbit at assorted distances and that the earth floats unsupported in house. This makes him the founder of cosmology. Part Three discusses themes that accomplished the hot picture described by means of Anaximander. precise cognizance is paid to the disagreement among Anaxagoras and Aristotle at the query even if the earth is flat or round, and at the battle between Aristotle and Heraclides Ponticus at the query even if the universe is finite or infinite.
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Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology: From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus: 374 (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) by Dirk L. Couprie