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Plato: Acceptance of Astronomy as a Science

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Author:Michael Tirabassi
Description: Translations from Plato's Dialogues (Loeb edition): The Myth of Er (a multihemispere model of the sky - Republic, X, 616B-617). The True Astronomer Must be the Wisest of Men (Epinomis 990a); Pursue Astronomy as you Would Geometry (Republic 530b); Realise the Falsehood. Planets Move on Circular Paths (Laws 821e); Stars Are Not Tiny Specks! (Epinomis 983a); Orbit of the Five Planets is Not So Simple (Epinomis 990c).

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Geometry, History and Biography, Astronomy

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