Hegel and the Seven Planets

  title={Hegel and the Seven Planets},
  author={Edward Craig and Michael A. Hoskin},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={208 - 210}
  • E. Craig, M. Hoskin
  • Published 1 August 1992
  • Physics, Geology
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
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The Titius–Bode Law of Planetary Distances
M M Neito Oxford: Pergamon 1972 pp xii + 161 price £360 The inclusion of a title like this in a serious series like Pergamon's 'International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy' is bound to
The discovery of Neptune (Cambridge, Mass., 1962),32
  • 1962
Dissertatio philosophica de orbitis planetarum (lena, 1801)
  • 1941
Dissertatio philosophica de orbitis planetarum (lena
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Sdmtliche Werke, ed. by G. Lasson, i (Leipzig,
  • 1941
For a modern account of this well-known episode, see for example the entry on Piazzi in Dictionary of scieniific biography
    Inter Iouem & Martem interposui nouum Planetam
    • Mysterium cosmographicum (Tiibingen, 1596)