Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 29, 1984)
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this can be a interesting historical past of the talk over the query of extraterrestrial lifestyles from Classical Greece to the mid-eighteenth century. utilizing many fundamental and secondary resources, this ebook analyses why such nice thinkers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Ockham, Galileo, Kepler, Huygens, and Kant suggestion the controversy over the plurality of worlds an issue for critical dialogue. the writer indicates how conflicting arguments from technology, philosophy, and theology progressively converged to an identical opinion - that clever existence needs to fill the universe.