David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Foundations of Science 15 (3):213-225 (2010)
A central point of controversy in the time of the Copernican Revolution was the motion, or not, of the earth. We now take it for granted that Copernicus and Galileo were right; the earth really does move. But to what extent is this conclusion based on observation? This paper explores the meaning and observability of the rotation of the earth and shows that the phenomenon was not observable at the time of Galileo, and it is not observable now
|Keywords||Evidence Galileo Mach Observation Relativity|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Günter Figal (2002). The Meaning of the Earth. Research in Phenomenology 32 (1):210-218.
Hasok Chang (2005). A Case for Old-Fashioned Observability, and a Reconstructed Constructive Empiricism. Philosophy of Science 72 (5):876-887.
Robert Rynasiewicz (1984). Observability. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:189-201.
Richard Creath (1988). The Pragmatics of Observation. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:149 - 153.
Maarten G. Kleinhans, Chris J. J. Buskes & Henk W. de Regt (2005). Terra Incognita: Explanation and Reduction in Earth Science. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 19 (3):289 – 317.
Mohan Matthen (2009). Why Does Earth Move to the Center? An Examination of Some Explanatory Strategies in Aristotle's Cosmology. In Alan C. Bowen & Christian Wildberg (eds.), New Perspectives on Aristotle's De Caelo. Brill 1--119.
Peter Kosso (1988). Dimensions of Observability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (4):449-467.
Gunnar Andersson (1991). The Tower Experiment and the Copernican Revolution. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 5 (2):143 – 152.
Abigail E. Ruane (2012). The International Relations of Middle-Earth: Learning From the Lord of the Rings. University of Michigan Press.
Added to index2010-04-05
Total downloads57 ( #70,944 of 1,789,721 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #261,181 of 1,789,721 )
How can I increase my downloads?