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

  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},
  pages={3 - 30}
  • G. Almási
  • Published 11 February 2013
  • Physics
  • Science in Context
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
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