The Making of Copernicus: Early Modern Transformations of a Scientist and His Science (Intersections)


The participants to "Making of Copernicus" learn through the research of specific examples how a few of the myths surrounding Copernicus took place and whether or not they have held their validity or have vanished altogether. Are there hyperlinks among a true or postulated transformation of pictures of the realm and the applying of metaphors in technology, specially the metaphor of clinical revolution? What have been the interactions and conflations in technological know-how and literature that resulted in Copernicus being set on a pedestal or being forged down from it, and the way did they arrive approximately? Is there nevertheless any fallout from reconstructions and hagiographies within the historical past of technology at the literary photo of Copernicus awarded by way of novelists down into the twentieth century? Papers care for the heritage of the reception of Copernicus now not via asserting or rejecting him and his teachings, yet as relatively as a strategy of transformation. They therefore learn alterations of his doctrine: methodological, institutional, textual and visible - and ameliorations of the historic personage of Copernicus: topical, rhetorical, and literary. members are: Lucia Ayala, Tamas Demeter, Dana Jalobeanu, Jorg Jungmayr, Stefan Kirschner, Sergius Kodera, Andreas Kuhne, Wolfgang Neuber, Thomas Rahn, Steffen Schneider, Jonathan Schuz, Gereon Wolters, and Claus Zittel."

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