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    What'S. New In Kepler'S. & New Astronomy (1993). Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh (Religious Studies and History and History and Philosophy of Science). Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 24:203-204.
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    J. L. Heilbron (ed.) (2005). The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. Oxford University Press.
    With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy traces the history of physics and astronomy from the Renaissance to the present. For students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books such as Galileo's Daughter, this guide deciphers the methods and philosophies of physics and astronomy as well as the historical periods from which they emerged. Meant to serve the lay (...)
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    Horacio Tignanelli & Yann Benétreau-Dupin (2014). Perspectives of History and Philosophy on Teaching Astronomy. In Michael R. Matthews (ed.), International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching. Springer 603-640.
    The didactics of astronomy is a relatively young field with respect to that of other sciences. Historical issues have most often been part of the teaching of astronomy, although that often does not stem from a specific didactics. The teaching of astronomy is often subsumed under that of physics. One can easily consider that, from an educational standpoint, astronomy requires the same mathematical or physical strategies. This approach may be adequate in many cases but cannot stand (...)
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  4. Simon Schaffer (1980). Herschel in Bedlam: Natural History and Stellar Astronomy. British Journal for the History of Science 13 (3):211-239.
    In his comprehensive survey of the work of William Herschel, published in the Annuaire du Bureau des Longitudes for 1842, Dominique Arago argued that the life of the great astronomer ‘had the rare privilege of forming an epoch in an extended branch of astronomy’. Arago also noted, however, that Herschel's ideas were often taken as ‘the conceptions of a madman’, even if they were subsequently accepted. This fact, commented Arago, ‘seems to me one that deserves to appear in the (...)
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    Miguel A. Granada & Dario Tessicini (2005). Copernicus and Fracastoro: The Dedicatory Letters to Pope Paul III, the History of Astronomy, and the Quest for Patronage. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (3):431-476.
    Copernicus’s De revolutionibus and Girolamo Fracastoro’s Homocentrica were both addressed to Pope Paul III . Their dedicatory letters represent a rhetorical exercise in advocating an astronomical reform and an attempt to obtain the papal favour. Following on from studies carried out by Westman and Barker & Goldstein , this paper deals with cultural, intellectual and scientific motives of both texts, and aims at underlining possible relations between them, such as that Copernicus knew of Fracastoro’s Homocentrica, and that at least part (...)
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    Robert Palter (1970). An Approach to the History of Early Astronomy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 1 (2):93-133.
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    Ian Hacking (1989). The Divided Circle: A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (2):265-270.
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    W. H. McCrea (1985). The General History of Astronomy, Vol. Iv: Astrophysics and Twentiethcentury Astronomy to 1950, Part A, Ed. By Owen Gingerich. History of Science 23:119-122.
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    Mari Williams (1997). The General History of Astronomy, Volume 2. Planetary Astronomy From the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics. Part B: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 30 (1):101-121.
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    E. B. Davies, The Role of Astronomy in the History of Science.
    We discuss the extent to which the visibility of the heavens was a necessary condition for the development of science, with particular reference to the measurement of time. Our conclusion is that while astronomy had significant importance, the growth of most areas of science was more heavily influenced by the accuracy of scientific instruments, and hence by current technology.
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    James Evans (2006). From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 97:148-149.
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  12. Michael Crowe (1988). Science and Objectivity: Episodes in the History of Astronomy by Norriss S. Hetherington. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 79:704-705.
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  13. Maurice Finocchiaro (1974). A Curious History Of Astronomy: Leopardi's Storia Dell'astronomia. Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 65:517-519.
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  14. Menachem Kellner (1991). On the Status of the Astronomy and Physics in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and Guide of the Perplexed: A Chapter in the History of Science. British Journal for the History of Science 24 (4):453-463.
    An interesting question arises in the context of the typically medieval description of the universe presented at the beginning of Maimonides' great law code, the Mishneh Torah. What was Maimonides' own attitude towards that account? Was it meant only as a statement of the best description of nature available at the time matters which make up the bulk of the Mishneh Torah) or was it meant to be a description of the true nature of the universe as it really is, (...)
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  15. A. G. Molland (1978). A History Of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 11 (1):74-75.
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  16. F. Ragep (1996). A History Of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During The Golden Age Of Islam By George Saliba. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 87:154-155.
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  17. J. R. Ravetz (1963). A History of Astronomy. History of Science 2:166.
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  18. J. R. Ravetz (1970). A History Of Japanese Astronomy: Chinese Background And Western Impact. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 5 (1):92-93.
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  19. Georges Simondon (1989). Du Mode d'Existence des Objets Techniques (Paris: Aubier, 1958). Ian Hacking,“The Life of Instruments”(a Review of JA Bennett, The Divided Circle. A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying [Oxford: Phaidon/Christie's, 1987]). [REVIEW] Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 20 (2).
     
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  20. Robert Smith (2011). Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 102:377-378.
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  21. G. Whitrow (1989). Science and Objectivity: Episodes in the History of Astronomy. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 22 (4):448-449.
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  22. Mari Williams (1995). The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 28 (2):233-234.
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  23. Mari Williams (1986). The History of Astronomy From Herschel to Hertzsprung. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 19 (3):347-348.
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    D. J. Raine (1986). GINGERICH, OWEN (Ed.) [1984]: Astrophysics and Twentieth-Century Astronomy to 1950, The General History of Astronomy, Vol. 4A. Cambridge University Press. Pp. X+198 (ISBN 0-521-24256-8). [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (4):510-513.
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    Bernard R. Goldstein (1992). Book Review:The General History of Astronomy. Vol. 2: Planetary Astronomy From the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics. Part A: Tycho Brahe to Newton Rene Taton, Curtis Wilson. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 59 (4):698-.
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    J. L. Berggren (1986). Astronomy and History. Ancient Philosophy 6:202-204.
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    C. P. E. Nothaft (2012). Noah's Calendar: The Chronology of the Flood Narrative and the History of Astronomy in Sixteenth-and Seventeenth-Century Scholarship. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 74:191-211.
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    Peter Barker (2002). New Foundations in the History of Astronomy: Four Papers in Honor of Bernard R. Goldstein. Perspectives on Science 10 (2):151-154.
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    J. L. Berggren (1986). Astronomy and History: Selected Essays. [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 6:202-204.
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    Natalia Lozovsky (2008). Bruce S. Eastwood, Ordering the Heavens: Roman Astronomy and Cosmology in the Carolingian Renaissance.(History of Science and Medicine Library, 4; Medieval and Early Modern Science, 8.) Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2007. Pp. Xxiii, 452; Many Black-and-White Figures and Tables.€ 99. [REVIEW] Speculum 83 (3):692-694.
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    J. J. Nassau (1954). Book Review:A History of Astronomy From Thales to Kepler J. L. E. Dryer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 21 (1):75-.
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    Denis Savoie (2006). Yasukatsu Maeyama, Astronomy in Orient and Occident: Selected Papers on its Cultural and Scientific History. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 59 (2):363-363.
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    Robert Hannah (2009). History (D.) Lehoux Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World: Parapegmata and Related Texts in Classical and Near Eastern Societies. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Pp. Xiv + 566. £68/$125. 9780521851817. [REVIEW] Journal of Hellenic Studies 129:173-.
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    George Saliba (1996). Writing the History of Arabic Astronomy: Problems and Differing Perspectives. [REVIEW] Journal of the American Oriental Society 116 (4):709-718.
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    Robert W. Smith (2014). Collaboration, Competition, and the Early History of Radio Astronomy. Metascience 23 (2):407-410.
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    J. J. Nassau (1953). Book Review:The History of Astronomy Giorgio Abetti, B. B. Abetti. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 20 (4):342-.
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  37. Alan C. Bowen (2002). Philosophy and Science (Princeton). He has Edited Selected Papers of FM Cornford (New York, 1987) and Science and Philosophy in Classical Greece (New York, 1991), and is the Author of Many Articles on the History of Greco-Latin Astronomy and Harmonic Science. He and Robert B. Todd. [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 10 (2).
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  38. V. Kalfas (1990). Criteria Concerning the Birth of a New Science: The Case of Greek Astronomy in Greek Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 121:171-185.
     
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    John David North, Lodi Nauta & Arie Johan Vanderjagt (eds.) (1999). Between Demonstration and Imagination: Essays in the History of Science and Philosophy Presented to John D. North. Brill.
    The essays in this volume reflect the wide-ranging interests of John D. North, distinguished historian of science and philosophy.
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  40. Aaron Adair (2012). The Star of Christ in the Light of Astronomy. Zygon 47 (1):7-29.
    Abstract Centuries of both theologians and astronomers have wondered what the Star of Bethlehem (Matt 2:2, 9) actually was, from miracle to planetary conjunction. Here a history of this search is presented, along with the difficulties the various proposals have had. The natural theories of the Star are found to be a recent innovation, and now almost exclusively maintained by scientists rather than theologians. Current problems with various theories are recognized, as well as general problems with the approach. The (...)
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    Thomas S. Kuhn (1957). The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought. Harvard University Press.
    The significance of the plurality of the Copernican Revolution is the main thrust of this undergraduate text In this study of the Copernican Revolution, the ...
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  42. I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.) (1994). Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences. Routledge.
    The Companion Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive work to cover all the principal lines and themes of the history and philosophy of mathematics from ancient times up to the twentieth century. In 176 articles contributed by 160 authors of 18 nationalities, the work describes and analyzes the variety of theories, proofs, techniques, and cultural and practical applications of mathematics. The work's aim is to recover our mathematical heritage and show the importance of mathematics today by treating its interactions with (...)
     
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    Carlo Rovelli (2011). Che Cos'è la Scienza: La Rivoluzione di Anassimandro. Mondadori Università.
    All human civilizations have thought that the world was made of sky above and the Earth below. All except one. For the Greeks, the Earth was a rock floating in space, and under the earth there was no ground, no turtles, nor the gigantic columns of which the Bible speaks. How did the Greeks understand that the Earth is suspended in nothingness? Who understood this and how? It is this unique "scientific revolution" of Anaximander of which the author speaks, which (...)
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    John F. W. Herschel (1830/1987). A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy. University of Chicago Press.
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    A. Hall (1969). Can the History of Science Be History? British Journal for the History of Science 4 (3):207-220.
    It was in the closing year of the nineteenth century that Paul Tannery organized at an international historical congress the first international meeting devoted to the history of science. If antiquity would make a scholarly subject respectable, scholarship in the history of science must be beyond reproach; still earlier than Tannery and his colleagues in many European countries were the German historian of chemistry Kopp, and William Whewell, Master of Trinity; the eighteenth century had (...)
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  46. John Peter Anton (ed.) (1980). Science and the Sciences in Plato. Caravan Books.
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    F. Rochberg (2002). A Consideration of Babylonian Astronomy Within the Historiography of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (4):661-684.
    This paper traces the reception of Babylonian astronomy into the history of science, beginning in early to mid twentieth century when cuneiform astronomical sources became available to the scholarly public. The dominant positivism in philosophy of science of this time influenced criteria employed in defining and demarcating science by historians, resulting in a persistently negative assessment of the nature of knowledge evidenced in cuneiform sources. Ancient Near Eastern astronomy (and astrology) was deemed pre- or non-scientific, and even (...)
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    Volker R. Remmert (2007). Visual Legitimisation of Astronomy in the Sixteenth and Seventeeth Centuries: Atlas, Hercules and Tycho's Nose. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (2):327-362.
    Images of the virtuous hero Hercules and the crowned King Atlas offered considerable potential for legitimising the new astronomy of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The accomplishments of Hercules, a seeker after virtue, with his exceptional learning, his role as disseminator of knowledge, his significance as an example of ideal manhood and, in addition to all, his achievement of immortality, invited comparison with the endeavours of astronomers. Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hercules and Atlas appear as the spiritual (...)
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    André Goddu (2010). Copernicus and the Aristotelian Tradition: Education, Reading, and Philosophy in Copernicus's Path to Heliocentrism. Brill.
    Drawing on a half century of scholarship, of Polish studies of Copernicus and Cracow University, and of Copernicus's sources, this book offers a comprehensive re-evaluation of Copernicus's achievement, and explains his commitment to the ...
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  50. Hiro Hirai (ed.) (2008). Cornelius Gemma: Cosmology, Medicine, and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Louvain. Serra.
     
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