An extraordinary history of humanity’s changing vision of the universe. In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between. Arthur Koestler. The Sleepwalkers. A History of Man’s changing vision of the Universe. With an Introduction by. Herbert Butterfield. 1. Awakening. We can add to. ovelist, essayist and political man of action, Arthur Koestler emerges in this book as a historian of the sciences. He traces, with a comic writer’s eye and a.

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He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity. Arthur Koestler — was an extraordinary polymath, writer, and political polemicist. His most famous works include the novels Darkness at Noon and Arrival and Departure; his autobiographical writings, including Spanish Testament and Scum of the Earth; and his visionary nonfiction,… More about Arthur Koestler.


The Heroic Age 1. The Harmony of the Spheres 3.

The Sleepwalkers

The Earth Adrift 4. The Failure of Nerve 5.

The Rectangular Universe 2. The Walled-in Universe 3. The Timid Canon 1.

The Life of Copernicus 2. The Young Kepler 2. Tycho de Brahe 5. Tycho and Kepler 6. The Giving of the Laws 7.

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Kepler and Galileo 9. Chaos and Harmony Computing a Bride The Last Years Part Five: The Parting eleepwalkers the Ways 1. The Burden of Proof 2. The Trial of Galileo 3. About Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler — was an extraordinary polymath, writer, and political polemicist. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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