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dc.contributor.authorHolton, Gerald
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T16:13:02Z
dc.date.issued1956-05
dc.identifier.citationHolton, Gerald. 1956. Johannes Kepler's Universe: Its Physics and Metaphysics. American Journal of Physics 24, 340. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1934225en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9505en_US
dc.identifier.issn1943-2909en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:37902459*
dc.description.abstractThough much neglected and misunderstood, Kepler was the first to attempt the detailed construction of a clockwork-like world picture operating on a single physical force law. An analysis of the eventual failure of Kepler's attempt gives us a clue to the central enigma in his writings: His heliocentric conception is a superposition of three aspects—physical, mathematical, and metaphysical. Kepler's free choice among these, which is the source both of his strength and of his apparent inconsistencies, results from his indecision between two different criteria of reality; according to one, the real world is the world of phenomena explainable by mechanical principles, and according to the other it is the world of harmonious regularity which man can discern by virtue of a direct connection existing between his mind and the Deity.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhysicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleJohannes Kepler's Universe: Its Physics and Metaphysicsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Journal of Physicsen_US
dc.date.available2018-12-12T16:13:02Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1119/1.1934225
dc.source.journalAmerican Journal of Physics
dash.source.volume24;5
dash.source.page340-351
dash.contributor.affiliatedHolton, Gerald


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