From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe has ratings and 15 reviews. Ted said: It is generally admitted that the seventeenth century underwent. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. Alexandre Koyre. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a radical change occurred in the patterns and. Alexandre Koyré. of the fixed stars is infinite commit a contradiction in adjecto. In truth, an infinite body cannot be comprehended by thought. For the concepts of.

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During kooyre sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a radical change occurred in the patterns and the framework of European thought.

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From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe

Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays. True, Wiki writers can and sometimes do back up their entries with tried-and-true references books, magazine, and scholarly journals. That and the book truly needed a couple of extra proofreads. 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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Nicholas of Cusa, Marcellus Paligenius The latter is the Latin name for a sixteenth century Neapolitan humanist poet, who wrote “Zodiacus Vitae”, a poem which addresses “the subject of human happiness in connection with scientific knowledge”. This is a fantastic book; unfortunately, this version is almost unreadable.

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I enjoyed this academic study, based on a series of lectures, of the shift from a Christian-Aristotelian finite universe toward an infinite universe, particularly because the thinkers get to express their thoughts in their own words through many long quotes.

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If you are interested in interdisciplinary history books, this is great — combining as it does the history of European thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in univese of religion, philosophy, and science.


From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe

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Christopher Mckee rated it really liked froj Nov 09, The Sky and the Heavens. History of Western Philosophy. The notion of absolute space was initially suggested by the Cambridge neoplatonist Henry More, who wished to get rid of the mechanical identification of matter and space and establish God and minds as extended entities.

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This correspondence appears to be discussed in depth in chapter XI of Koyre’s book. Studies in Logic and Probability. Got a decently priced re-print of this from some no-name publisher, Forgotten Books. Voyage in the Dark Random review: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.