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Giordano Bruno

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[New Entry by Dilwyn Knox on May 30, 2018.] Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600) was one of the most adventurous thinkers of the Renaissance. Supremely confident in his intellectual abilities, he ridiculed Aristotelianism, especially its contemporary adherents. Copernicus's heliocentric theory provided a starting point for his exposition of what he called a "new philosophy". It disproved the axioms of Aristotelian natural philosophy, notably the idea that sublunary elements occupied or strove to return to their natural places, that is, the elemental...

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