The Counter-Earth

  title={The Counter-Earth},
  author={G. Burch},
  pages={267 - 294}
In the otherwise intelligible Pythagorean system of cosmology, commonly attributed to PHILOLAUS (I), one feature stands out in glaring unintelligibility. That is the theory that, besides the visible planets, there is another planet, the Counter-Earth (71 avTrX6cwv),which owever moves in such a way that it is always below the horizon and so invisible. At first sight this theory seems to be pure whimsey, more worthy of LEWIS CARROLL (2) than of a philosopher, even a pre-Socratic one. Or is it… Expand
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