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Kepler Sets the Earth in Motion

in Fictions of the Cosmos

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780226011226
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226011240 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.003.0002
Kepler Sets the Earth in Motion

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This chapter examines Johannes Kepler's book about the movement of Earth called Dream. It suggests that this book is inseparable from the context of an abstract space of hypotheses and that it belongs to the Keplerian enterprise of defending Copernicanism. This chapter contends that the book's enunciative strategy can be seen in its ridiculing of one vision of the world before demonstrating a new one.

Keywords: Dream; Johannes Kepler; Earth; abstract space; Copernicanism

Chapter.  11643 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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