Renaissance Natural Philosophy Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Dick, Steven J. "The Heliocentric Theory, Scripture, and the Plurality of Earths." In Plurality of Worlds: The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate from Democritus to Kant. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982, 246 p.

Discusses the influence of philosophers Giordano Bruno and Tommaso Campanella and astronomer Johannes Kepler on Renaissance beliefs regarding the nature of the world and the universe.

Johnson, Francis R. Astronomical Thought in Renaissance England: A Study of the English Scientific Writings from 1500 to 1645. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1937, 357 p.


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