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The Copernican Revolution in astronomy has long been regarded as a central theme in the transformation of the sciences in the early modern period. Leading experts on the history of science explore the relevance of this and other narrative frameworks for understanding scientific developments in the era. The conference was held on June 12, 2015 at The Huntington, as a symposium in honor of Robert S. Westman.

Beyond the Copernican Revolution: New Narratives in Early Modern Science The Huntington

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The Copernican Revolution in astronomy has long been regarded as a central theme in the transformation of the sciences in the early modern period. Leading experts on the history of science explore the relevance of this and other narrative frameworks for understanding scientific developments in the era. The conference was held on June 12, 2015 at The Huntington, as a symposium in honor of Robert S. Westman.

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the “Beyond the Copernican Revolution: New Narratives in Early Modern Science" conference, held at the Huntington Library on June 12, 2015. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.

    • 5 min
    Welcoming Remarks by Jan Golinski

    Welcoming Remarks by Jan Golinski

    Jan Golinski welcomes participants and attendees to the “Beyond the Copernican Revolution: New Narratives in Early Modern Science" conference, held at the Huntington Library on June 12, 2015. Golinski is a professor in the Department of History and the Humanities Program at the University of New Hampshire.

    • 4 min
    The Non-Copernican Questions: Future Histories of the Science(s) of the Stars

    The Non-Copernican Questions: Future Histories of the Science(s) of the Stars

    Adam Mosley, discusses "The Non-Copernican Questions: Future Histories of the Science(s) of the Stars”. Mosley is Professor of History at Swansea University in Wales.

    • 46 min
    Early Modern Astronomical Images

    Early Modern Astronomical Images

    Sachiko Kusukawa, discusses "Early Modern Astronomical Images”. Kusukawa is a Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

    • 46 min
    Arguments, Reason, and Method: Commanding Assent on Astronomical Claims and Other Things

    Arguments, Reason, and Method: Commanding Assent on Astronomical Claims and Other Things

    Peter Dear, discusses "Arguments, Reason, and Method: Commanding Assent on Astronomical Claims and Other Things”. Dear is Professor of the History of Science at Cornell University.

    • 30 min
    New Narratives of Early Modern Mechanics

    New Narratives of Early Modern Mechanics

    Renée Raphael, discusses "New Narratives of Early Modern Mechanics”. Raphael is Assistant Professor, History School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

    • 41 min

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