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Kepler's "War on Mars" and the usurpation of seventeenth-century astronomy

@inproceedings{Dorsey2012KeplersO,
  title={Kepler's "War on Mars" and the usurpation of seventeenth-century astronomy},
  author={William Anthony Robert Dorsey},
  year={2012}
}
This paper presents an interpretation of how Johannes Kepler changed the history and development of astronomy. It is proposed that in his metaphorical "War with Mars", the Astronomia nova, Kepler used a revolutionary rhetoric to wage a "War on Mars" to bring about the usurpation of seventeenth-century astronomy. Kepler rhetorically redefined the axiomatic structure of the traditional astronomical framework and summarily replaced it with his own new discoveries, thereby affecting how we study… Expand

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