Aristotelian Planetary Theory in the Renaissance: Giovanni Battista Amico's Homocentric Spheres

@article{Swerdlow1972AristotelianPT,
  title={Aristotelian Planetary Theory in the Renaissance: Giovanni Battista Amico's Homocentric Spheres},
  author={N. Swerdlow},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1972},
  volume={3},
  pages={36 - 48}
}
  • N. Swerdlow
  • Published 1972
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
In 1536 a young man of 23, Giovanni Battista Amico, published a treatise on planetary theory called "On the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies according to Peripatetic Principles without Eccentrics or Epicycles".' The work contains descriptions of models for planetary motions employing only homocentric spheres, and since Amico was a student at Padua, as was Girolamo Fracastoro, who also wrote a description of homocentric sphere models, one may see in this some sort of Aristotelian school of… Expand
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