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Autore principale:Pantin, Isabelle.
Titolo:L'Institutio astronomica de Pierre Gassendi et la vulgarisation des arguments Coperniciens après la condamnation de Galilée / Isabelle Pantin.
Abstract:The Institutio astronomica, printed in 1647, was based on the lectures given by Gassendi in 1645-1646, when he had been appointed Royal Lecturer in mathematics. Its first two books are dedicated to the 'vulgar hypothesis' of Ptolemy, according to which the 'Sphere' and the 'Theories of the Planets' are taught. Book III deals with the 'special systems of Copernicus and Tycho' by exposing the arguments of the proponents of these systems, and their responses to their opponents. In the part devoted to the Copernican system, by far the most developed, Gassendi had summarized many elements taken from his own Galilean Epistolae de motu, written in the context of his controversies with Jean-Baptiste Morin and the Jesuit Pierre Le Cazre. For the first time in an elementary textbook, the modern cosmologies were shown as the only 'live' theories, benefiting from discoveries and discussions. This article evaluates the originality of the Institutio as a teaching manual, and examines the extent to which it contributed to the diffusion of Copernican and Galilean arguments, even echoing the publication of Galileo's Copernican letters.  
Visionato in:IMSS
In:Focus: cosmology and motion.    p. 65-90
Religione e scienza--Persone.
Persone:Gassendi, Pierre, 1592-1655.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642--Diffusione e fortuna.
Galilei, Galileo e Gassendi, P.
Sudd. cronologiche:Età moderna--Sec. XVII.