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Of the Visible Universe

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Part III of the Principles represents Descartes’s views on astronomy, and might be better entitled “On the Heavens”. Since the Principles was written during a period of intense intellectual turmoil and change, a process now known as the Copernican Revolution; some knowledge of both the state of astronomy and the general intellectual climate of Descartes’s time is required for an understanding of the issues being dealt with in Part III.

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  • Vernal Equinox
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Miller, V.R., Miller, R.P. (1982). Of the Visible Universe. In: René Descartes: Principles of Philosophy. Collection des Travaux de L’Académie Internationale D’Histoire des Sciences No 30, vol 24. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-7888-1_3

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