The essay re-examines the detailed arguments by Ludwik Antoni Birkenmajer (1855–1929) and Curtis Wilson (1921–2012) about how Copernicus’s rejection of Ptolemy’s solution to the problem of the non-uniform motions of the planets and the Moon led him to his first version of the heliocentric theory. The essay then acknowledges the speculative character of their reconstructions, the problem of anachronism...
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