The Osianderian Compromise
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As is well known, in 1543 Copernicus’s De Orbium Caelestium was published with an anonymous foreword. This foreword, as Kepler clearly saw, was not Copernicus’s, but had been written by the editor of the book, the Lutheran theologian Andreas Osiander.
KeywordsConstructive Empiricism Heuristic Power Circular Uniform Movement Deep Truth Ptolemaic Astronomy
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