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Concerning the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
Copernicus
1) The sun is the center of the galaxy

2) Earth and other planets orbit around the sun in circular orbits

~ Wrong; elliptical are the orbits

3) Earth spins daily on axis creating day & night
Starry Messenger
Galileo
~ Remodels telescope and uses it to observe heavens

- Finds the moon is rough

- Finds spots on the sun

- Discovers 4 moons of Jupiter
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Galileo
Put under house arrest after refusing to comply w/ church
New Atlantis
Sir Francis Bacon
Father of the Scientific Method
Discourse on Method
Rene Descartes
Father of the Scientific Method
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Sir Isaac Newton
1) Law of gravitation
explained elliptical orbits & Copernicus
2) Developed Calculus
3) Studies Light Prism/Makes Reflecting Telescope
On the Structure of the Human Body
Andreas Vesalius
Spirit of Laws
Montesquieu
1) Govt. affected by geography, economics, and race

2) * Separation of powers *

3) Admired the limited parliamentary system of Britain
Social Contract
Rousseau
Emile
Rousseau
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon
The Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith