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Philosophy
Course
PHIL 120
Professor
Leslie Burkholder
Semester
Summer

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Notes on Reading PDF June 11, 2013 (PART I) - Slide 91: Galileo and astronomy – arrangement of Earth, sun, planets, stars etc - Slide 97: Part of Real World investigated by Theories belong to: Copernican, Ptolemaic, Tychonic Ptolemaic Model (Geocentric) - Earth is the centre of universe - There could be a time when the Earth is aligned with the Sun, Venus and Mercury. Nonetheless, the Sun doesn’t rotate on its own - It is said that Ptolemaic not geocentric (?) - Mars, Jupiter etc retrograde motion - Ptolemaic prediction, might be observed Copernican Model (Heliocentric) - Sun in the center, the Earth orbit at its axis and at the same time around the Sun. This model seems to represent what contemporary society believes - It is said that Copernican not Heliocentric (?) - Retrograde planet motion: might be observed - Prediction from Copernican hypothesis: doesn’t dis
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