The Deterioration Of The Aristotelian Worldview

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The deterioration of the Aristotelian worldview began around the time of the Reformation of the Catholic Church. The reformation of the Catholic Church up until this time had been in control of the teachings and discoveries at that time until Martin Luther questioned the Church and its teachings. Luther had brought to people’s attention how controlling the Church was over what was being taught and the people began to realize that there could be more out in the world to discover. People began to become curious and wanted to read the Bible and think for themselves. Along with the Reformation, the pushing of the Muslims from the East created an opportunity of scientific discoveries to occur. The Muslims had caused the people to move and take ancient books with them that contained different philosophical discoveries from scientist such as Hippocrates, Galen, Euclid, etc. Scientist were amazed at the discoveries and beliefs that were founded and could not believe that they had not known about them. Reading about their discoveries and beliefs caused scientist to build off of what the early philosophers had founded. Scientists that played important roles in the deterioration of the Aristotelian worldview was Nicolas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo. These men put forth information that early men of astronomy and philosophy could not imagine and the advancement in technology was to thank for that.
Nicolas Copernicus realized that the Ptolemaic system did an awful job of…

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