From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe has ratings and 15 reviews. Ted said: It is generally admitted that the seventeenth century underwent. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. Alexandre Koyre. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a radical change occurred in the patterns and. Alexandre Koyré. of the fixed stars is infinite commit a contradiction in adjecto. In truth, an infinite body cannot be comprehended by thought. For the concepts of.

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See if you have enough points for this item. Time and again, when studying the history of scientific and philosophical thought in the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries-they are, indeed, so closely interrelated and linked together that, separated, they become ununderstandable-I have been forced to recognize, as many others have before me, that during this period human, or at least European, minds underwent a deep revolution which changed the very framework and patterns of our thinking and of which modern science and modern philosophy are, at the same time, the root and the fruit.

From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe

This revolution or, as it has been called, this “crisis of European consciousness,” has been described and explained in many different ways. Koyrs, whereas it is generally admitted that the development of the new cosmology, which replaced the geo- or even anthropocentric world of Greek universr medieval astronomy by the heliocentric, and, later, by the centerless universe of modern astronomy, played a paramount role in this process, some historians, interested chiefly in the social implications of spiritual changes, have stressed the alleged conversion of the human mind from theoria to praxis, from the scientia contemplativa to the scientia activa et operativa, which transformed man from a spectator into an owner and master of nature; some others have stressed the replacement of the teleological and organismic pattern of thinking and explanation by the mechanical and causal pattern, leading, ultimately, to the “mechanisation of the world-view” so prominent in modern times, fdom in the eighteenth century: Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays.


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