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A. Primary Sources

Complete Editions

  • Joannis Kepleri Astronomi Opera omnia, ed. Ch. Frisch, vols. 1–8, 2; Frankfurt a.M. and Erlangen: Heyder & Zimmer, 1858–1872.
  • Johannes Kepler Gesammelte Werke, herausgegeben im Auftrag der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft und der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, unter der Leitung von Walther von Dyck und Max Caspar, Bd. 1–21.2.2; München: C.H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchandlung, 1937–2009 (apparently finished) [ = KGW].

Selected English Translations of Individual Works

  • Mysterium cosmographicum: Trans. A. M. Duncan, The secret of the universe Translation by A.M. Duncan / Introduction and commentary by E. J. Aiton, New York: Abaris, 1981.
  • Apologia Tychonis contra Ursum: Trans. N. Jardine, The Birth of History and Philosophy and Science: Kepler's Defense of Tycho against Ursus with Essays on its Provenance and Significance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984 (with corrections 1988).
  • Ad Vitellionem paralipomena. Astronomiae pars optica: Trans. W. H. Donahue, Johannes Kepler. Optics: Paralipomena to Witelo & Optical Part of Astronomy, trans. William H. Donahue, New Mexico: Green Lion Press, 2000.
  • Dissertatio cum Nuncio Sidereo and Narratio de Observatis Jovis Satellitibus: Trans. E. Rosen, Kepler's Conversation with Galileo's Sideral Messenger, New York and London: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1965.
  • De fundamentis astrologiae certioribus: = On Giving Astrology Sounder Foundations: Trans. J.V. Field, “A Lutheran Astrologer: Johannes Kepler”, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 31/3 (1984): 189–272. (Scholar)
  • Astronomia nova: Trans. W. H. Donahue, New Astronomy, Cambridge, New York: University Press, 1992; and Selections from Kepler's Astronomia Nova: A Science Classics Module for Humanities Studies, trans. W. H. Donahue, Santa Fe, NM: Green Lion Press, 2005. (Scholar)
  • Harmonices mundi libri V: Trans. E. J. Aiton, A. M. Duncan, J.V. Field, The Harmony of the World. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society), 1997.
  • Epitome astronomiae copernicanae: Partial trans. C. G. Wallis, Epitome of Copernican Astronomy: IV and V, Chicago, London: Encyclopaedia Britannica (Great Books of the Western World, Volume 16], 1952, pp. 839–1004.
  • Strena seu de nive sexangula: Trans. C. Hardie, The Six-Cornered Snowflake, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966.
  • Somnium seu de astronomia lunari: Trans. E. Rosen, Kepler's Somnium: The Dream, or Posthumous Work on Lunar Astronomy, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.
  • Letters (selection): Trans. C. Baumgardt; introd. A. Einstein: Johannes Kepler: Life and Letters, New York: Philosophical Library, 1951.

B. Secondary Literature

  • Aiton, E.J., 1973, “Infinitesimals and the Area Law”, in F. Krafft, K. Meyer, and B. Sticker (eds.), 1973: Internationales Kepler-Symposium Weil der Stadt 1971, Hildesheim: Gerstenberg, pp. 285–305. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1975(a), “How Kepler discovered the elliptical orbit”, Mathematical Gazette, 59/410: 250–260. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1975(b), “Johannes Kepler and the astronomy without hypotheses”, Japanese Studies in the History of Science, 14: 49–71. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1977, “Kepler and the Mysterium Cosmographicum”, Sudhoffs Archiv, 61/2: 173–194. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1978, “Kepler's path to the construction and rejection of his first oval orbit for Mars”, Annals of Science, 35/2: 173–190. (Scholar)
  • Barker, P., and B.R. Goldstein, 1994, “Distance and Velocity in Kepler‘s Astronomy”, Annals of Science, 51: 59–73. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998, “Realism and Instrumentalism in Sixteenth Century Astronomy: A Reappraisal”, Perspective on Sciences, 6/3: 232–258. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2001, “Theological Foundations of Kepler's Astronomy”, Osiris, 16: 88–113. (Scholar)
  • Bialas, V., 1990, “Keplers komplizierter Weg zur Wahrheit: von neuen Schwierigkeiten, die ‘Astronomia Nova’ zu lesen”, Berichte zur Wissensschaftsgeschichte, 13/3: 167–176. (Scholar)
  • Beer, A., and P. Beer (eds.), 1975, Kepler Four Hundred Years, Oxford: Pergamon Press. (Scholar)
  • Bennett, B, 1998, “Kepler's Response to the Mystery: A New Cosmographical Epistemology”, in J. Folta (ed.), Mysterium Cosmographicum 1596–1956, Prague, pp. 49–64. (Scholar)
  • Boockmann, F., D.A. Di Liscia, and H. Kothmann (eds.), 2005: Miscellanea Kepleriana, [Algorismus 47], Augsburg: Erwin Rauner Verlag. (Scholar)
  • Boner, P.J., 2005, “Soul-searching with Kepler: An analysis of Anima, in his astrology”, Journal for the History of Astronomy 36/1: 7–20. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2006, “Kepler's Living Cosmology: Bridging the Celestial and Terrestrial Realms”, Centaurus, 48: 32–39. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2013, Kepler’s Cosmological Synthesis: Astrology, Mechanism and the Soul, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Brackenridge, J.B., 1982, “Kepler, elliptical orbits, and celestial circularity: a study in the persistence of metaphysical commitment. I”, Annals of Science 39/2: 117–143 and II in Annals of Science, 39/3: 265–295. (Scholar)
  • Buchdahl, G., 1972, “Methodological aspects of Kepler's theory of refraction”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 3: 265–298. (Scholar)
  • Burtt, E.A., 1924, The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science, New York: Kegan Paul; 2nd rev. ed., 1954, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, reprinted 2003, New York: Dover Publications. (Scholar)
  • Caspar, M., 1993, Johannes Kepler, New York: Dover Publications. (Scholar)
  • Chen-Morris, R.D., and Unguru, Sabetai, 2001, “Kepler's Critique of the Medieval Perspectivist Tradition”, in Simon & Débarbat 2001, pp. 83–92. (Scholar)
  • Crombie, J.A., 1967, “The Mechanistic Hypothesis, and the Study of Vision: Some Optical Ideas as a Background to the Invention of the Microscope”, in S. Bradbury and G.L.E. Turner (eds.), Historical Aspects of Microscopy, Cambridge: Heffer (for the Royal Microscopical Society), pp. 3–112. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1991, “Expectation, modelling and assent in the history of optics. II, Kepler and Descartes”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 22/1: 89–115. (Scholar)
  • –––, Cohen, B., 1985, The Birth of a New Physics, New York and London: W.W. Norton. (Scholar)
  • Davis, A.E.L., 1975, “Systems of Conics in Kepler's Work”, Vistas in Astronomy, 18: 673–685. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992a, “Kepler's resolution of individual planetary motion”, Centaurus, 35/2: 97–102. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992b, “Kepler's ‘distance law’ – myth not reality”, Centaurus, 35/2: 103–120. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992c, “Grading the eggs (Kepler's sizing-procedure for the planetary orbit)”, Centaurus, 35/2: 121–142. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992d, “Kepler's road to Damascus”, Centaurus, 35/2: 143–164. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992e, “Kepler's physical framework for planetary motion”, Centaurus, 35/2: 165–191. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998a, “Kepler's unintentional ellipse—a celestial detective story”, The Mathematical Gazette, 82/493: 37–43. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998b, “Kepler, the ultimate Aristotelian”, Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum, 2: 65–73. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2003, “The Mathematics of the Area Law: Kepler's successful proof in Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae, (1621)”, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 57/5: 355–393. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2005, “Kepler's Angular Measure of Uniformity: how it provided a potential proof of his Third Law”, in F. Boockmann, D.A. Di Liscia, and H. Kothmann (eds.), pp. 157–173. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2010, “Kepler's Astronomia Nova: a geometrical success story,” in A. Hadravová, T.J. Mahoney and P. Hadrava (eds.), Kepler's Heritage in the Space Age, (Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum, Volume 10), Prague: National Technical Museum. (Scholar)
  • Di Liscia, Daniel A., 2009, “Kepler's A Priori Copernicanism in his Mysterium Cosmographicum,” in M.A. Granada and E. Mehl (eds.), pp. 283–317. (Scholar)
  • Donahue, William, 1994, “Kepler's invention of the second planetary law”, British Journal for the History of Science, 27/92: 89–102. (Scholar)
  • Dreyer, J.L.E., 1963, Tycho Brahe, A Picture of Scientific Life and Work in the Sixteenth Century, New York: Dover Publications. (Scholar)
  • Duhem, P., 1908, SOZEIN TA, FAINOMENA: Essai sur la notion de théorie physique de Platon à Galilée, Paris: A. Hermann.
  • –––, 1914, La théorie physique, son objet et sa structure, Paris: Chevalier et Rivière. (Scholar)
  • Dupré, Sven, 2008, “Inside the Camera Obscura: Kepler's Experiment and Theory of Optical Imagery”, Early Science and Medicine, 13: 219–244. (Scholar)
  • Field, J.V., 1982, “Kepler's Cosmological Theories: their agreement with observation”, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 23: 556–568. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1983, “Cosmology in the work of Kepler and Galileo”, P. Galluzzi (ed.) Novità celesti e crisi del sapere, [Supplement volume to Annali del Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza di Firenze], Florence: Giunti Barbèra, pp. 207–215 (Scholar)
  • –––, 1984, “A Lutheran Astrologer: Johannes Kepler”, Archive for History of Exact Science, 31: 189–272. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1988, Kepler's Geometrical Cosmology, London and Chicago: Athlone and University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1997, “Rediscovering the Archimedean polyhedra: Piero della Francesca, Luca Pacioli, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Daniele Barbaro, and Johannes Kepler”, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 50/3–4: 241–289. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998, “Kepler's mathematization of cosmology”, Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum, 2: 27–48. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2005, “Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler and the concept of error”, in F. Boockmann, D.A. Di Liscia, and H. Kothmann (eds.), pp. 143–155. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2009, “Kepler's Harmony of the World”, in Richard L. Kremer and Jarosław Włodarczyk (eds.), Johannes Kepler: From Tübingen to Zagan (Proceedings of a conference held in Zielona Gora in June 2008), Studia Copernicana, 42: 11–28. (Scholar)
  • Folta, J. (ed.), 1998, Mysterium cosmographicum 1596–1996, Prague [Acta Historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum, New Series, Vol. 2]. (Scholar)
  • Gingerich, Owen, 1993, The Eye of Heaven. Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, New York: American Institute of Physics. (Scholar)
  • Granada, M.A., 2008, “Kepler and Bruno on the Infinity of the Universe and of Solar Systems”, Journal for the History of Astronomy, 39: 1–27. (Scholar)
  • Granada, M.A., and E. Mehl (eds.), 2009, Nouveau ciel, nouvelle terre / La révolution copernicienne en Allemagne 1530–1630, Paris: Belles Lettres. (Scholar)
  • Hall, Rupert, 1963, From Galileo to Newton 1630–1720, New York: Collins. (Scholar)
  • Holton, G., 1956, “Johannes Kepler's universe: its physics and metaphysics”, American Journal of Physics, 24: 340–351. (Scholar)
  • Hübner, J., 1975, Die Theologie Johannes Keplers zwischen Orthodoxie und Naturwissenschaft, Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr. (Scholar)
  • Hon, G., 1987, “On Kepler's awareness of the problem of experimental error”, Annals of Science, 44/6, 545–591. (Scholar)
  • Itokazu, A.G., 2009, “On the Equivalence of the Hypotheses in Part 1 of Johannes Kepler's New Astronomy”, Journal for the History of Astronomy, 50: 173–190. (Scholar)
  • Jardine, N., 1988, The Birth of History and Philosophy and Science: Kepler's Defense of Tycho against Ursus with Essays on its Provenance and Significance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984 (with corrections 1988). (Scholar)
  • –––, 2005, “The Many Significances of Kepler's Contra Ursum”, in F. Boockmann, D.A. Di Liscia, and H. Kothmann (eds.), pp. 129–142. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2009, “Kepler, God, and the Virtues of Copernican Hypotheses”, in M. A. Granada and E. Mehl (eds.), pp. 269–277. (Scholar)
  • Jardine, N., and A. Segonds, 1999, “Kepler as Reader and Translator of Aristotle”, in C. Blackwell and S. Kusukawa, eds., Philosophy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Conversations with Aristotle, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 206–233. (Scholar)
  • Jardine, N., and A. Segonds, 2001, “A Challenge to the Reader: Ramus on Astrologia, without Hypotheses”, in M. Feingold, J.S. Freedman, and W. Rother (eds.), The Influence of Petrus Ramus. Studies in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Philosophy and Sciences, Basel: Schwabe, pp. 248–266. (Scholar)
  • Jardine, N., and A. Segonds, 2008, La Guerre des Astronomes: La querelle au sujet de l'origine du système géo-hèliocentrique à la fin du XVIe siècle (Science et humanisme, 9–10), Paris: Belles Lettres, 2 volumes. (Scholar)
  • Koyré, A., 1957, From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1961, La révolution astronomique. Copernic – Kepler – Borelli, [Histoire de la Pensée III. École Pratique des Hautes Études. Sorbonne], Paris: Hermann. (Scholar)
  • Kozhamthadam, Job, 1994, The Discovery of Kepler's Laws., The Interaction of Science, Philosophy and Religion, Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press. (Scholar)
  • Krafft, F., 1991, “The New Celestial Physics of Johannes Kepler”, in S. Unguru (ed.), pp. 185–227. (Scholar)
  • Launert, D., 1999, Nicolaus Reimers (Raimarus Ursus). Günstling Rantzaus – Brahes Feind Leben und Werk, Munich (Dr. Rauner Verlag) [Algoritmus N° 29]. (Scholar)
  • Lindberg, D. C., 1976a, “The Genesis of Kepler's Theory of Light: Light Metaphysics from Plotinus to Kepler”, Osiris (NS), 2: 5–42. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1976b, Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1991, “Kepler and the incorporeality of light”, in S. Unguru (ed.), pp. 229–250. (Scholar)
  • Martens, R., 1998, “Kepler's use of Archetypes in his Defense against Aristotelian Scepticism”, in J. Folta (ed.), Mysterium cosmographicum 1596–1996, Prague 1998 [Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum 2], pp. 74–89. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2000, Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • Methuen, C., 1998, Kepler's, Tübingen: Stimulus to a Theological Mathematics (St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History), Aldershot: Ashgate. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2009, “De la sola scriptura, à l'Astronomia nova: Principe d'autorité, principe d'accommodation et réforme de l'astronomie dans l'oeuvre de Jean Kepler”, in M.A. Granada and E. Mehl (eds.), pp. 319–334. (Scholar)
  • Mittelstrass, J., 1972, “Methodological Aspects of Keplerian Astronomy”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 3: 213–32. (Scholar)
  • Kepler, Harmonik, and Th. Peters, 1941–42, “Über Näherungskonstruktionen und Mechanismen im ersten Buch der Harmonik Keplers und seine Forderung nach Beschränkung der Konstruktionsmittel allein auf Zirkel und Lineal”, Deutsche Mathematik, 6/1: 118–132. (Scholar)
  • Rabin, S., 1997, “Kepler's Attitude toward Pico and the Anti-astrology Polemic”, Renaissance Quatterly, 50: 750–770. (Scholar)
  • Rosen, E., 1986, Three Imperial Mathematicians: Kepler Trapped Between Tycho Brahe and Ursus, New York: Abaris Books. (Scholar)
  • Schofield, C.J., 1981, Tychonic and Semi-Tychonic World Systems, New York: Arno Presse. (Scholar)
  • Simon, G., 1979, Kepler astronome astrologue, Paris: Gallimard. (Scholar)
  • Simon, G., and S. Débarbat (eds.), 2001, Optics and Astronomy. Proceedings of the XXth International Congress of History of Science (Liège, 20–26 July 1997), Turnhout: Brepols. (Scholar)
  • Stephenson, B., 1987, Kepler's Physical Astronomy [Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences 13] New York, Berlin: Springer Verlag. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1994, The Music of the Heavens: Kepler's Harmonic Astronomy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • Straker, S.M., 1970, Kepler‘s Optics: A Study in the Development of Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy, Ph.D Dissertation, Indiana University. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1981, “Kepler, Tycho, and the ‘Optical Part of Astronomy’: the genesis of Kepler's theory of pinhole images”, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 24/4: 267–293. (Scholar)
  • Unguru, S. (ed.), 1991, Physics, Cosmology and Astronomy, 1300–1700: Tension and Accommodation (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 126), Dordrecht, Boston and London: Kluwer Academinc Publishers. (Scholar)
  • Voelkel, James R., 1999, Johannes, Kepler and the New Astronomy, New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2001, The Composition of Kepler's, Astronomia Nova, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • Walker, Daniel P., 1967, “Kepler's Celestial Music”, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 30: 228–250. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1978, Studies in Musical Science in the Late Renaissance, London: Warburg Institute. (Scholar)
  • Whiteside, D.T., 1974, “Keplerian Planetary Eggs, Laid and Unlaid, 1600–1605”, Journal for the History of Astronomy, 5: 1–21. (Scholar)
  • Wilson, C., 1968, “Kepler's Derivation of the Elliptical Path”, Isis: 59: 5–25; reprinted in Wilson 1989. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1972, “How did Kepler Discover His First Two Laws?”, Scientific American, 226: 93–106; reprinted in Wilson 1989. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1974, “Newton and Some Philosophers on Kepler's Laws”, Journal for the History of Ideas, 35: 231–58. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1978, “Horrocks, Harmonies, and the Exactitude of Kepler's Third Law”, Science and History: Studies in Honor of Edward Rosen, [Studia Copernicana 16] Wrocław (Ossolineum), pp. 235–59. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1989, Astronomy from Kepler to Newton: Historical Essays, Aldershot: Variorum Reprints. (Scholar)
  • Westman, R. S., 1972, “Kepler's theory of hypothesis and the ‘Realist Dilemma’”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 3: 233–264. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1975, “The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory”, Isis, 66: 164–193. (Scholar)
  • Zik, Yaakov, 2006, “Mathematical Instruments: The Technological Infrastructure of Seventeenth-Century Science”, in M. Folkerts (ed.), Astronomy as a Model for the Sciences in Early Modern Times, Augsburg: Rauner, pp. 355–368. (Scholar)

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