Tycho Brahe and the Separation of Astronomy from Astrology: The Making of a New Scientific Discourse

@article{Almsi2013TychoBA,
  title={Tycho Brahe and the Separation of Astronomy from Astrology: The Making of a New Scientific Discourse},
  author={G{\'a}bor Alm{\'a}si},
  journal={Science in Context},
  year={2013},
  volume={26},
  pages={3 - 30}
}
Argument The subject of the paper is the shift from an astrology-oriented astronomy towards an allegedly more objective, mathematically grounded approach to astronomy. This shift is illustrated through a close reading of Tycho Brahe's scientific development and the contemporaneous changes in his communicational strategies. Basing the argument on a substantial array of original sources it is claimed that the Danish astronomer developed a new astronomical discourse in pursuit of credibility… Expand
Was Astronomy the Science of Empires? An Eighteenth-Century Debate in View of the Cases of Tycho and Galileo
The debate this chapter is going to reconstruct happened between two eighteenth-century astronomers, the Italian Catholic priest Giuseppe Toaldo (1719–1797), professor of “astronomy and meteors” atExpand
Rethinking Sixteenth-Century ‘Lutheran Astronomy’
Narratives about the peaceful and fruitful relationship of religion and science in early-modern times have long since replaced the nineteenth-century vision of the ‘warfare of science with theology’.Expand
The Evaluation Gap in Astronomy -- Explained through a Rational Choice Framework
The concept of evaluation gaps captures potential discrepancies between what researchers value about their research, in particular research quality, and what metrics measure. The existence ofExpand
Physiology and philhellenism in the late nineteenth century: The self-fashioning of Emil du Bois-Reymond
TLDR
It is argued that du Bois-Reymond’s use of philhellenic repertoires in his expositions on physiology for the educated German public contributed to the rise of physiology as a renowned scientific discipline and spurred the late nineteenth-century change in disciplinary hierarchies and helped to pave the way for the current hegemonic position of the life sciences. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 122 REFERENCES
Tycho Brahe's Critique of Copernicus and the Copernican System
For Luther he was the "fool who wanted to turn the art of astronomy on its head"'; for Frangois Viete he was the paraphraser of Ptolemy and "more a master of the dice than of the (mathematical)Expand
The Limits of Influence: Pico, Louvain, and the Crisis of Renaissance Astrology (review)
Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Some preliminary remarks on astrology 2. Astrology and late medieval academic culture. Louvain, 1425-1516. 3. Between astrological reform andExpand
The birth of history and philosophy of science: Kepler's
Acknowledgements Abbreviations of works frequently cited Introduction Part I. The Provenance of the Apologia: 1. The circumstances of composition 2. Ursus' Tractacus 3. Kepler's initial reaction toExpand
Rethinking the Scientific Revolution: The Role of Religion in the Lutheran Response to Copernicus
Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs not only shifted the boundaries of Newton scholarship, she changed its center. Her first book The Foundations of Newton's Alchemy shifted the boundaries of inquiry by insistingExpand
The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory
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 someExpand
Michael Maestlin and the New Star of 1572
The nova of 1572 in the constellation of Cassiopeia was the first galactic supernova observed in Europe. It appeared at a crucial moment in Western history, when criticism of Aristotelian cosmologyExpand
Comets, Popular Culture and the Birth of Modern Cosmology
In a lively investigation into the boundaries between popular culture and early-modern science, Sara Schechner Genuth presents a case study that challenges the view that rationalism was at odds withExpand
A Bibliography of Tracts and Treatises on the Comet of 1577
The history of cometary theory in general should be of great interest to students of the history of science. The observations of the comet of I577 and the tracts and treatises dealing with it form aExpand
Teratology and the Publication of Tycho Brahe's New World System (1588)
In the first months of 1588, the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) began to distribute copies of De mundi aetherei recentioribus phaenomenis liber secundus (hereafter De mundih, whichExpand
Tycho Brahe's German Treatise on the Comet of 1577: A Study in Science and Politics
TYCHO BRAHE WAS BORN into a family with strong political traditions. His father was governor of Aalborg castle and fief, then of the key stronghold of Helsingborg on the Sound, and he ended his daysExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...