The Copernican Revolution (book)
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The Copernican Revolution (1957), by Thomas Kuhn, is an analysis of the Copernican Revolution. The book documents the pre-Ptolemaic understanding through the Ptolemaic system and its variants until the eventual acceptance of the Keplerian system.
Kuhn argues that the Ptolemaic system provided broader appeal than a simple astronomical system but also became intertwined in broader philosophical and theological beliefs. Kuhn argues that this broader appeal made it more difficult for other systems to be proposed.
- Kuhn, Thomas (1957 (copyright renewed 1985)). The Copernican Revolution. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-17103-9.
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