From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe

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. Les mer
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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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Contents: Preface IntroductionI. The Sky and the Heavens Nicholas of Cusa and Marcellus PaligeniusII. The New Astronomy and the New Metaphysics N. Copernicus, Th. Digges, G. Bruno and W. GilbertIII. The New Astronomy against the New Metaphysics Johannes Kelper's rejection of InfinityIV. Things Never Seen Before and Thoughts Never Thought: The Discovery of New Stars in the World Space and the Materialization of Space Galileo and DescartesV. Indefinite Extension or Infinite Space Descartes and Henry MoreVI. God and Space, Spirit and Matter Henry MoreVII. Absolute Space, Absolute Time and Their Relations Malebranche, Newton and BentleyVIII. The Divinization of Space Joseph RaphsonIX. God and the World: Space, Matter, Ether and Spirit Isaac NewtonX. Absolute Space and Absolute Time: God's Frame of Action Berkeley and NewtonXI. The Work-Day God and the God of the Sabbath Newton and LeibnizXII. Conclusion: The Divine Artifex and the Dieu FaineantNotes Index

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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.