Constructing Copernicus

  title={Constructing Copernicus},
  author={P. Barker},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  • P. Barker
  • Published 2002
  • Perspectives on Science
This paper offers my current view of a joint research project, with Bernard R. Goldstein, that examines Kepler's unification of physics and astronomy. As an organizing theme, I describe the extent to which the work of Kepler led to the appearance of the form of Copernicanism that we accept today. In the half century before Kepler's career began, the understanding of Copernicus and his work was significantly different from the modern one. In successive sections I consider the modern conception… Expand
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