The Copernican Revolution in astronomy has long been regarded as a central theme in the transformation of the sciences in the early modern period. Leading experts on the history of science explore the relevance of this and other narrative frameworks for understanding scientific developments in the era. The conference was held on June 12, 2015 at The Huntington, as a symposium in honor of Robert S. Westman.
Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the “Beyond the Copernican Revolution: New Narratives in Early Modern Science" conference, held at the Huntington Library on June 12, 2015. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.
Peter Dear, discusses "Arguments, Reason, and Method: Commanding Assent on Astronomical Claims and Other Things”. Dear is Professor of the History of Science at Cornell University.
Sachiko Kusukawa, discusses "Early Modern Astronomical Images”. Kusukawa is a Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.