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Scientific transformations: a philosophical and historical analysis of cosmology from Copernicus to Newton

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Date Issued:
2017
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The purpose of this thesis is to show a transformation around the scientific revolution from the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries against a Whig approach in which it still lingers in the history of science. I find the transformations of modern science through the cosmological models of Nicholas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton. Since of the enormous content, I shall only pay particular attention to Copernicus and Newton in which the emerging sciences transformed the cosmos on what Alexandre Koyr(&)#233; calls from a (")closed world to infinite universe(").As an interdisciplinary approach, I used the methods and inquiries from philosophy and history to explain the cosmological transformation in the sciences. The first part deals on the philosophic content of Michel Foucault and Thomas Kuhn which help to provide insight though their systematic thoughts are incompatible. The second part deals in the historic contents from Copernicus' doctrine, De revolutionibus, to Newton's mechanics, Principia. My ultimate outcome is to demonstrate the multi-perspective dimension of knowledge in which interdisciplinary studies shows transformation of the sciences and its effects on history
Title: Scientific transformations: a philosophical and historical analysis of cosmology from Copernicus to Newton.
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Name(s): Castillo, Manuel-Albert, Author
Jones, Donald, Committee Chair
Dandrow, Edward, Committee Member
Garbayo, Luciana, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show a transformation around the scientific revolution from the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries against a Whig approach in which it still lingers in the history of science. I find the transformations of modern science through the cosmological models of Nicholas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton. Since of the enormous content, I shall only pay particular attention to Copernicus and Newton in which the emerging sciences transformed the cosmos on what Alexandre Koyr(&)#233; calls from a (")closed world to infinite universe(").As an interdisciplinary approach, I used the methods and inquiries from philosophy and history to explain the cosmological transformation in the sciences. The first part deals on the philosophic content of Michel Foucault and Thomas Kuhn which help to provide insight though their systematic thoughts are incompatible. The second part deals in the historic contents from Copernicus' doctrine, De revolutionibus, to Newton's mechanics, Principia. My ultimate outcome is to demonstrate the multi-perspective dimension of knowledge in which interdisciplinary studies shows transformation of the sciences and its effects on history
Identifier: CFE0006862 (IID), ucf:51738 (fedora)
Note(s): 2017-12-01
M.A.
Graduate Studies, Dean's Office GRDST
Masters
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Subject(s): transformation -- mechanomorphism -- history of science -- epistemic breaks -- paradigm shifts -- Copernican doctrine -- Newtonian mechanics -- effects on history.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006862
Restrictions on Access: public 2017-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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