Stars and Men: Observing and Thinking
Through all the ages the stars have run their courses uninfluenced by man. So the starry heavens have ever symbolized the “Other”—Nature, Deity—the antithesis of the “Self” with its world of inner consciousness, desires and activities. The history of astronomy forms one of the most stirring chapters in the history of the human spirit. All along the emergence of new modes of thought has interlocked with the discovery of new phenomena, often made with the use of new-fashioned instruments.
KeywordsCelestial Mechanic Bright Star Planetary Motion Theological Reflection Stellar Parallax
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