Copernicus, Arabic Science, and the Scientific (R)evolution

  title={Copernicus, Arabic Science, and the Scientific (R)evolution},
  author={M. Kokowski},
According to some scholars ofArabic science, and their adherents, Nicolas Copernicus of Warmia—a part of Royal Prussia under the Crown of the Polish Kingdom—was not an original, revolutionary scholar. They claim that he simply applied the best methods and results achieved by ancient Hellenic and Hellenistic science, and Medieval Arabic science (from both the Eastern and the Western traditions) in his works, but did not add, in principle, any new ideas. There are several variants of this thesis… Expand
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