Simplicius on the Planets and Their Motions

Simplicius on the Planets and Their Motions

In Defense of A Heresy

eBook - 2013
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Bowen (classical philosophy and science, Princeton U.) offers a new translation and interpretation of pagan philosopher Simplicius of Cilicia's (490-560) commentary on Aristotle's De caelo. He discusses the heresy of non-homocentric aetherial motion, the heretical rejection of all hypotheses, and Simplicius as apologist and historian. The commentary itself looks at the proportionality of the planetary speeds, the sphericity of the wandering stars, and the proportionality of the planetary motions. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The book contends that the digression ending Simplicius’ In de caelo 2.12 is not a proper history of early Greek planetary theory, but a creative atempt to show that to accept Ptolemy’s planetary hypotheses one need not repudiate Aristotle’s argument that the cosmos is eternal.
The book contends that the digression ending Simplicius’ In de caelo 2.12 is not a proper history of early Greek planetary theory, but a creative atempt to show that to accept Ptolemy’s planetary hypotheses one need not repudiate Aristotle’s argument that the cosmos is eternal.

Publisher: Leiden ;, Boston :, Brill,, 2013
ISBN: 9789004241718
900424171X
9004227083
9789004227088
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bowen, Alan C.

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