In Defense Of The Earth's Centrality and Immobility: Scholastic Reaction To Copernicanism In The Seventeenth Century

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American Philosophical Society, 2007 - 69 pages
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Contents: Introduction; (I) The Diversity of the Aristotelian Reaction; (II) The Basic Defense of Aristotelian Cosmology; (III) The Earth¿s Centrality: (A) The Three Centers; (B) The Terraqueous Sphere; (IV) The Earth¿s Immobility: (A) Physical Arguments Based on the Common Motion: (1) The Common Motion; (2) Ships & the Common Motion; (3) Cannon Balls to East & West; (4) The Fall of Heavy & Light Bodies; (5) Miscellaneous Physical Arguments; (B) Metaphysical Arguments: Simplicity, Order & Nobility; & Conclusion.
 

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