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After Tycho: Philippist astronomy and cosmology in the work of Brahe’s Scandinavian assistants

Adam Mosley Orcid Logo

Medicine, natural philosophy and religion in post-Reformation Scandinavia, Pages: 60 - 81

Swansea University Author: Adam Mosley Orcid Logo

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This chapter looks at the work in astronomy and cosmology of two of Tycho Brahe's assistants, Christian Longomontanus and Cort Aslakssøn, after they left Brahe's service. It considers the contested historiography of Philippist natural philosophy - with some scholars denying that such a thi...

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Published in: Medicine, natural philosophy and religion in post-Reformation Scandinavia
Published: London Routledge 2016
Online Access: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315594712-11/tycho-philippist-astronomy-cosmology-work-brahe-scandinavian-assistants-adam-mosley
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa21755
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Abstract: This chapter looks at the work in astronomy and cosmology of two of Tycho Brahe's assistants, Christian Longomontanus and Cort Aslakssøn, after they left Brahe's service. It considers the contested historiography of Philippist natural philosophy - with some scholars denying that such a thing can be securely identified at all - and argues that the work of these successors to Tycho Brahe displays features that are both Brahean and _characteristic_ of Philippist concerns and approaches, even if they are not _unique_ to this particular form of Lutheran scholarship.
Item Description: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315594712-11/tycho-philippist-astronomy-cosmology-work-brahe-scandinavian-assistants-adam-mosley
Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, theology, Tycho Brahe, Christian Longomontanus, Philippism, Lutheranism, natural philosophy, historiography
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Start Page: 60
End Page: 81