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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A really valuable work in an age where the scientific community has evolved into a cult of extreme skepticism.

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Unknown Binding Verified Purchase. Thus, whereas it is generally admitted that the development of the new cosmology, which replaced the geo- or even anthropocentric world of Greek and medieval astronomy by the heliocentric, and, later, by the centerless universe of modern astronomy, played a paramount role in this process, some historians, interested chiefly in the social implications of spiritual changes, have stressed the alleged conversion of the human mind from theoria to praxis, from the scientia contemplativa to the scientia activa thd operativa, which transformed man from a spectator into an owner and master of nature; some others have stressed the replacement of the teleological and organismic pattern of thinking and explanation klyre the mechanical and causal pattern, leading, ultimately, to fo “mechanisation of the world-view” so prominent in modern times, especially in the eighteenth century: I’d entered the date that I read the book as April 1 Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate cloxed english Revision history.


Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. A System of Logic: Sign in to use this feature. The book had probably been recommended to me by my thesis advisor.

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Theism and Physical Cosmology. Palter – – Ethics 71 2: History of Western Philosophy. For all but the final one, Koyre lists below the title a cast of the most important thinkers discussed.

They deal with abstract notions, and some of the thinking of these early figures is quite bold, startling even, and beautiful, after a fashion. You do not currently have access to this article.