H114 Meeting 2: Why Do Things Fall?

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H114 Meeting 2: Why Do Things Fall?

  1. 1. HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 1648 TO PRESENT LECTURE 2: WHY DO THINGS FALL?
  2. 2. Sixteenth-Century Europe • Discovery of the New World (1492)  challenge to Old World Cosmology • Reformation (1517)  challenge to religious and political authority • Scientific Revolution (roughly 1540-1700)  challenge to theology and cosmology
  3. 3. Mappamundi, ca. 1485-1500
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGjlT3XHb9A&feature=relate The Ptolemaic Model
  5. 5. After Albrecht Durer. The Peasant and His Wife at Market (B. 89). after 1519.
  6. 6. Didacus Valades, “Great Chain of Being,” Rhetorica Christiana (1579)
  7. 7. Peter Apian, Cosmographia (1524)

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