The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory

@article{Westman1975TheMC,
  title={The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory},
  author={R. Westman},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1975},
  volume={66},
  pages={165 - 193}
}
ONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENT of a new scientific theory will always \.depend upon how that theory is perceived. This may seem an obvious point, yet there exists an understandable tendency among some historians and philosophers of science to treat a later, well-supported version of a theory as though it were the same account available to its earliest recipients. The language which historians often use to characterize the recipients of a new program of scientific research-categories such as Copernican… Expand
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