By Pietro Daniel Omodeo
In Copernicus within the Cultural Debates of the Renaissance, Pietro Daniel Omodeo provides a basic assessment of the reception of Copernicus s astronomical notion from the years instantly previous the ebook of De revolutionibus (1543) to the Roman prohibition of heliocentric hypotheses in 1616. hoping on a close research of early smooth resources, the writer systematically examines a sequence of concerns starting from computation to epistemology, usual philosophy, theology and ethics. as well as supplying a pluralistic and interdisciplinary viewpoint on post-Copernican astronomy, the examine is going past in simple terms cosmological and geometrical concerns and engages in a wide-ranging dialogue of the way Copernicus s legacy interacted with ecu tradition and the way his picture and theories developed as a result."
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Extra resources for Copernicus in the Cultural Debates of the Renaissance: Reception, Legacy, Transformation
There, he published a book on the art of memory, De umbris idearum (On the Shadows of Ideas, 1582), in which he expressed for the first time his adherence to Copernicus’s heliocentric system. Another Paris professor of mathematics interested in Copernican planetary theory was David Sainclair (in post in 1599–1629), who owned a copy of De revolutionibus and taught at the Cambrai College in 1607–1608. 111 In France, De revolutionibus also attracted the attention of astrologers concerned about the accuracy of celestial predictions.
In this work, which was dedicated to Philip II of Spain, he drew on the theme of the macrocosmic correspondence of man. Even though his primary concern was metaphysical and symbolic, he took into account Copernican cosmology as well. After discussing at length the Sun’s metaphysical excellence as the worldly image of God, Cornelius Gemma remarked that this preeminence could suit the Ptolemaic planetary model as well as the heliocentric solution by the “very illustrious Nicholas Copernicus” (Nic.
Calcagnini’s Opera aliquot (1544) was next. 40 38 39 40 Gasser, see Münster, Cosmographia, f. 8v, and for the map of Prussia, see Horn, “Münster’s Map,” 66–73. A. Birkennajer, “Solpha i Calcagnini,” in idem, Kopernik, 480–91. Ziegler, Commentarius, 49. See Benzig, Buchdrucker and Heitz, Basler Büchermarken. For a reconstruction of the milieu of sixteenth-century printers in Basel: Perini, Vita. 43 In 1539, he visited Copernicus accompanied by his assistant, the student of mathematics Heinrich Zell of Cologne.
Copernicus in the Cultural Debates of the Renaissance: Reception, Legacy, Transformation by Pietro Daniel Omodeo