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Introduction

  • Alexus McLeodEmail author
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Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)

Abstract

Astronomy and philosophy are closely connected. To understand the astronomical thought of any culture, ancient or contemporary, we have to understand the philosophical underpinnings of its general worldview, from which its understanding of itself and the cosmos arises. The history of astronomy should also be understood more broadly than the history of western astronomical thought. In this book I aim to open a window onto ancient Non-Western and Western astronomical thought through consideration of the philosophical foundations of this thought.

Keywords

Philosophical Foundation Philosophical Assumption Epistemological Framework Astronomical System Traditional Chinese Philosophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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