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CHAPTER 17 A Revolution in World-View I. The Revolution in Astronomy, 1543-1632 Building upon new knowledge, ideas, and experiences occurring since the Renaissance, advances in astronomy resulted in radically new material and philosophical world-views. A. The Inherited World-View and the Sixteenth Century Context 1. Review of scientific contributions of the Ancient Greeks to the end of the Middle Ages. B. The Challenge by Copernicus 1. Copernicus's background. 2. The heliocentric theory. C. The First Copernican Astronomers 1. The contributions of Tycho Brahe. 2. The contributions of Johannes Kepler. D. Galileo and the Triumph of Copernicanism 1. Galileo's background. 2. Galileo's scientific theories. 3. Galileo's assertions that religion and science are compatible. 4. Galileo writes Dialogue on the Two Chief Systems of the World. II. The Scientific Revolution Generalized, ca. 1600-1700
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