The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler

The Poetic Structure of the World Copernicus and Kepler In this major reconsideration of a crucial turning point in Western thought and culture the heliocentric revolution of Copernicus and Kepler Fernand Hallyn applies a theory of rhetoric to the philosop

  • Title: The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler
  • Author: Fernand Hallyn
  • ISBN: 9780942299618
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this major reconsideration of a crucial turning point in Western thought and culture the heliocentric revolution of Copernicus and Kepler Fernand Hallyn applies a theory of rhetoric to the philosophy and history of science to show how the new sun centered universe is inseparable from the aesthetic epistemological, theological, and social imperatives of both NeoplatoIn this major reconsideration of a crucial turning point in Western thought and culture the heliocentric revolution of Copernicus and Kepler Fernand Hallyn applies a theory of rhetoric to the philosophy and history of science to show how the new sun centered universe is inseparable from the aesthetic epistemological, theological, and social imperatives of both Neoplatonism and Mannerism in the sixteenth century.

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    About "Fernand Hallyn"

    1. Fernand Hallyn

      was a professor in French Literature at Ghent University Perhaps his best known book is La structure po tique du monde Copernic, Kepler Paris, Seuil, 1987 , translated into English as The Poetic Structure of the World New York, Zone Books, 1990 Among his other books are Formes m taphoriques dans la po sie lyrique de l ge baroque en France Geneva, Droz, 1975 , Les structures rh toriques de la science Paris, Seuil, 2004 , Descartes dissimulation et ironie Geneva, Droz, 2006 , Gemma Frisius, arpenteur de la terre et du ciel Paris, Honor Champion, 2006 , and an edition and translation of Galileo s Siderius Nuncius Galil e Le messager des toiles, Paris, Seuil, 1992.

    130 thoughts on “The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler”

    1. Gave up on page 168 (out of an actual 288) because it became redundant and no longer enjoyable to read. Worthwhile premise, worth the 5 bucks or so it costs on , but goes a little too in depth on specific concepts unless you are particularly interested in Kepler.


    2. Read with caution. This book is really, truly difficult--even my professor says this. But as I went on to other readings about Copernicus and Kepler (and many others), I found myself referring back to what Hallyn discusses about how hypotheses, etc. are formed, using the two noted scientists as examples. I appreciate Hallyn's comparative approach to science. Fascinating, actually.


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