Fisica, cosmologia e filosofia. Da Copernico a Newton

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Physics, cosmology and philosophy. From Copernicus to Newton

Franco Salvatore Giudice*

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Abstract

The essay analyses the development of cosmology from Copernicus to Newton, showing its relations with mechanics and physics in general. Beginning with Kepler's celestial physics and his first solution to the question left open by the dissolution of the celestial spheres, the essay reconstructs the most significant stages that led, through Galileo, to Newton's new system of the world in his Principia, which sanctioned the unification of terrestrial and heavenly phenomena, definitively demolishing the traditional dogma of an ontological difference between the terrestrial and heavenly worlds, i.e. between mechanics and astronomy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Physics, cosmology and philosophy. From Copernicus to Newton
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa filosofia dei moderni. Storia e temi
Pages41-65
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Copernico, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, sfere celesti, comete, meccanica, cosmologia
  • Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, celestial spheres, comets, mechanics, cosmology

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