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    P. Klaus Hentschel and Axel D. Wittmann , The Role of Visual Representations in Astronomy: History and Research Practice. Acta Historica Astronomiae, 9. Thun and Frankfurt Am Main: Verlag Harri Deutsch, 2000. Pp. 148. ISBN 3-8171-1630-6. [REVIEW]Sean F. Johnston - 2002 - British Journal for the History of Science 35 (3):347-379.
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    The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought.Thomas S. Kuhn - 1957 - 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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    Herschel in Bedlam: Natural History and Stellar Astronomy.Simon Schaffer - 1980 - 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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    Perspectives of History and Philosophy on Teaching Astronomy.Horacio Tignanelli & Yann Benétreau-Dupin - 2014 - In Michael R. Matthews (ed.), International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching. Springer. pp. 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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    An Approach to the History of Early Astronomy.Robert Palter - 1970 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 1 (2):93.
  6. Astronomy and Antirealism.Dudley Shapere - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (1):134-150.
    Relying on an analysis of the case of gravitational lensing, Hacking argues for a "modest antirealism" in astronomy. It is shown here that neither his scientific arguments nor his philosophical doctrines imply an antirealist conclusion. An alternative, realistic interpretation of gravitational lensing, and of the nature and history of astronomy more generally, is suggested.
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    Book Review:A History of Astronomy From Thales to Kepler J. L. E. Dryer.J. J. Nassau - 1954 - Philosophy of Science 21 (1):75-75.
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    The Early History of the Astrolabe. Studies in Ancient Astronomy IX.O. Neugebauer - 1949 - Isis 40 (3):240-256.
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    The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy.J. L. Heilbron (ed.) - 2005 - 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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    The Astronomy of Eudoxus: Geometry or Physics?Larry Wright - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (2):165.
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    Keplerian Astronomy After Kepler: Researches and Problems.Wilbur Applebaum - 1996 - History of Science 34 (4):451-504.
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    Astronomy and Navigation A History of Japanese Astronomy: Chinese Background and Western Impact. By Shigeru Nakayama. Pp. Xiii + 329. Harvard University and Oxford University Press. 1969. 95s. [REVIEW]J. R. Ravetz - 1970 - British Journal for the History of Science 5 (1):92-93.
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    Astronomy and Navigation A History of Nautical Astronomy. By Charles Cotter. London: Hollis & Carter. 1968. Pp. Xii + 387. Figs. 12 Plates. 63s. [REVIEW]A. Stimson - 1970 - British Journal for the History of Science 5 (1):93-94.
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    A History Of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During The Golden Age Of Islam By George Saliba. [REVIEW]F. Ragep - 1996 - Isis 87:154-155.
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    A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam. George Saliba.F. Jamil Ragep - 1996 - Isis 87 (1):154-155.
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    Introduction: History of Early Astronomy in Centaurus.Jonathan Regier & Koen Vermeir - 2019 - Centaurus 61 (1-2):139-142.
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    Astronomy and History: Selected Essays. O. Neugebauer.George Saliba - 1984 - Isis 75 (4):735-736.
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    A History of Astronomy From Thales to Kepler. Formerly Titled History of the Planetary Systems From Thales to Kepler. J. L. E. Dreyer. [REVIEW]William D. Stahlman - 1953 - Isis 44 (4):396-397.
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    The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy. James Evans.Benno van Dalen - 2000 - Isis 91 (3):580-581.
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    "Astronomy and History: Selected Essays", by O. Neugebauer. [REVIEW]J. L. Berggren - 1986 - Ancient Philosophy 6:202.
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    The Divided Circle: A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying.Ian Hacking - 1989 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (2):265-270.
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    Astronomy and Kinematics in Plato's Project of Rationalist Explanation.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1981 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 12 (1):1.
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    Astronomy The Search for the Nebulae. By Kenneth Glyn Jones. Chalfont St Giles: Alpha Academic, Science History Publications, 1975. Pp. Ix + 84. £3.50. [REVIEW]V. Barocas - 1976 - British Journal for the History of Science 9 (3):327-328.
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    Astronomy Greenwich Observatory. The Royal Observatory at Greenwich and Herstmonceux, 1675–1975. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. Volume I: Origins and Early History . By Eric G. Forbes. Pp. Xv + 204 + 8 Plates. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. Volume Ii: Recent History . By A. J. Meadows. Pp. Xi + 135 + 14 Plates. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. Volume Iii: The Buildings and Instruments. By Derek Howse. Pp. Xix + 178 + 130 Plates. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. [REVIEW]D. J. Bryden - 1978 - British Journal for the History of Science 11 (2):173-174.
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    History of Technology Woodruff Turner Sullivan III, , Classics in Radio Astronomy. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1982. Pp. Xxiv + 348. ISBN 90-277-1356-1. Dfl. 140.00, $59.50. [REVIEW]David Edge - 1984 - British Journal for the History of Science 17 (3):327-328.
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    A History Of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy[REVIEW]A. G. Molland - 1978 - British Journal for the History of Science 11 (1):74-75.
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    The History of Science as the Progress of the Human Spirit: The Historiography of Astronomy in the Eighteenth Century.Daniel Špelda - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 63:48-57.
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    A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy. O. Neugebauer.Asger Aaboe - 1978 - Isis 69 (3):441-445.
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    The History of Radio Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Evolution Toward Big Science. Benjamin K. Malphrus.Jon Agar - 1997 - Isis 88 (2):359-361.
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    A History of Astronomy From 1890 to the Present. David Leverington.David H. DeVorkin - 1996 - Isis 87 (4):744-745.
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    History of Astronomy: An Encyclopedia. John Lankford.Frank K. Edmondson - 1998 - Isis 89 (3):587-587.
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    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]Robert Hannah - 2009 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 129:173-.
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    The History of Modern Astronomy and Astrophysics: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. David H. DeVorkin.Michael Hoskin - 1983 - Isis 74 (3):418-418.
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    A History of Japanese Astronomy: Chinese Background and Western Impact.Matthew V. Lamberti & Shigeru Nakayama - 1969 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 89 (4):796.
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    The History of Astronomy. Giorgio Abetti, B. B. Abetti.J. J. Nassau - 1953 - Philosophy of Science 20 (4):342-342.
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    Philosophy and Science in Adam Smith’s ‘History of Astronomy’: A Metaphysico-Scientific View.Kwangsu Kim - 2017 - History of the Human Sciences 30 (3):107-130.
    This article casts light on the intimate relationship between metaphysics and science in Adam Smith’s thought. Understanding this relationship can help in resolving an enduring dispute or misreading concerning the status and role of natural theology and the ‘invisible hand’ doctrine. In Smith’s scientific realism, ontological issues are necessary prerequisites for scientific inquiry, and metaphysical ideas thus play an organizing and regulatory role. Smith also recognized the importance of scientifically informed metaphysics in science’s historical development. In this sense, for Smith, (...)
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  37. Freeing Astronomy From Philosophy: An Aspect of Islamic Influence on Science.F. Jamil Ragep - 2001 - Osiris 16 (1):49-71.
    If one is allowed to speak of progress in historical research, one may note with satisfaction the growing sophistication with which the relationship between science and religion has been examined in recent years. The "warfare" model, the "separation" paradigm, and the "partnership" ideal have been subjected to critical scrutiny and the glaring light of historical evidence. As John Hedley Brooke has so astutely noted, "Serious scholarship in the history of science has revealed so extraordinarily rich and complex a relationship (...)
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    The Early History of the Astrolabe. Studies in Ancient Astronomy IX.O. Neugebauer - 1949 - Isis 40:240-256.
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    Physics and Astronomy: Aristotle's Physics II.2.193b22–194a12this Paper Was Prepared as the Basis of a Presentation at a Conference Entitled “Writing and Rewriting the History of Science, 1900–2000,” Les treilLes, France, September, 2003, Organized by Karine Chemla and Roshdi Rashed. I Have Compared Aristotle's and Ptolemy's Views of the Relationship Between Astronomy and Physics in a Paper Called “Astrologogeômetria and Astrophysikê in Aristotle and Ptolemy,” Presented at a Conference Entitled “Physics and Mathematics in Antiquity,” Leiden, the Netherlands, June, 2004, Organized by Keimpe Algra and Frans de Haas. For a Discussion of Hellenistic Views of This Relationship See Ian Mueller, “Remarks on Physics and Mathematical Astronomy and Optics in Epicurus, Sextus Empiricus, and Some Stoics,” in Philippa Lang , Re-Inventions: Essays on Hellenistic and Early Roman Science, Apeiron 37, 4 : 57–87. I Would Like to Thank Two Anonymous Readers of This Essay for Meticulous Corrections and Th. [REVIEW]Ian Mueller - 2006 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 16 (2):175-206.
    In the first part of chapter 2 of book II of the Physics Aristotle addresses the issue of the difference between mathematics and physics. In the course of his discussion he says some things about astronomy and the ‘ ‘ more physical branches of mathematics”. In this paper I discuss historical issues concerning the text, translation, and interpretation of the passage, focusing on two cruxes, the first reference to astronomy at 193b25–26 and the reference to the more physical branches at (...)
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    The Role of Astronomy in the History of Science.E. B. Davies - unknown
    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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    Methodological Elements of Keplerian Astronomy.Jürgen Mittelstrass - 1972 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 3 (3):203.
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    Book Review: A History of AstronomyA History of Astronomy. PannekoekA. . Pp. 521. 65s. [REVIEW]J. R. Ravetz - 1963 - History of Science 2 (1):166-167.
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    Dieter B. Herrmann. The History of Astronomy From Herschel to Hertzsprung. Translated by Kevin Krisciunas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. Pp. X + 220. ISBN 0-521-257336. £12.50. [REVIEW]Mari Williams - 1986 - British Journal for the History of Science 19 (3):347-348.
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    John North. The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology. London: Fontana, 1994. Pp. Xxvii + 697. ISBN 0-00-686177-6. £12.99. [REVIEW]Mari Williams - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Science 28 (2):233-234.
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    Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning. [REVIEW]Alan Bowen - 2013 - Isis 104:385-387.
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    Writing the History of Arabic Astronomy: Problems and Differing Perspectives. [REVIEW]George Saliba - 1996 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 116 (4):709-718.
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    Writing the History of Arabic Astronomy: Problems and Differing PerspectivesNaṣīr Al-Dīn Al-Ṭūsī's Memoir on Astronomy (Al-Tadhkira Fī ʿilm Al-Hayʾa)Naṣīr Al-Dīn Al-Tūsī: Al-Tadhkirafiʿilm Al-Haʾa Maʿa Dirāsāt Li-Ishāmāt Al-Ṭūsi Al-falakīyaNasir Al-Din Al-Tusi's Memoir on Astronomy (Al-Tadhkira Fi Ilm Al-Haya)Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi: Al-Tadhkirafiilm Al-Haa Maa Dirasat Li-Ishamat Al-Tusi Al-Falakiya.George Saliba, F. J. Ragep, ʿAbbās Sulaimān & Abbas Sulaiman - 1996 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 116 (4):709.
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    Yasukatsu Maeyama, Astronomy in Orient and Occident: Selected Papers on its Cultural and Scientific History.Denis Savoie - 2006 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 59 (2):363-363.
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    Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy[REVIEW]Robert Smith - 2011 - Isis 102:377-378.
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    The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy. Michael Hoskin.Bruce Stephenson - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):346-348.
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