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D years ago readers can share the excitement of a new extremely daring view of the uinverse Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes first published in 1686 is one of the best loved classics of the early French enlightenment Through a series of informal dialogues that take place on successive evenings in the maruise's moonlit gardens Fontenelle describes the new cosmology of the Copernican world view with matchles clarity imagination and wit Moreover he boldly makes his interlocut I was curious to read this after hearing it referred to as one of the first known popular science books this must depend on how you define science as well as “popular” science Written in 1686 one year before Newton’s Principia was published it beautifully lays out a Copernican view of the solar system and beyond through a dialogue with an aristocratic woman untrained in science de Fontenelle takes the Copernican worldview one step further and argues that because the Earth is not a special place every other planet and moon must be inhabited and he successively speculates on what the world is like from the point of view of citizens of each planet The sense of wonder and curiosity about other life gives this the flavor of an early form of science fiction The book also gives an interesting glimpse of what astronomers and philosophers understood about universe at that time as well as where they were mistaken for example de Fontanelle still believed in “vortices” carrying the planets along instead of forces and didn’t realize that we are part of the Milky WayIt is interesting to observe de Fontanelle’s caution in sidestepping theological issues to placate the censors For instance he takes a detour at the beginning to argue that the life on other planets is unlikely to be human thus there is no conflict with man being descended from Adam and EveThe book also seems surprisingly feminist for the time The protagonist is a woman and it is made clear that women are viewed as being capable of the reason necessary to understand science In multiple places the Maruise contradicts her teacher who acknowledges that she has made a compelling argument and he is wrong On the other hand the treatment of race is not so forward thinking It is shocking and eye opening to see what blatantly racist ideas were mainstream at the time and how they were mixed into scientific arguments to make a certain point And of course the book is uite predictably Eurocentric although the irony of writing an entire book arguing how our planet can’t be a special place in the universe yet ending with a declaration that Europe is the best place on the planet seems to have been lost on people of the time Winnie Davis the excitement of a new extremely daring view of The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the uinverse Conversations on The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the Plurality of Worlds Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes first published in 1686 is one of The Tower the best loved classics of The Seeds of Time the early French enlightenment Through a series of informal dialogues The New Black that Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, take place on successive evenings in Two Hours the maruise's moonlit gardens Fontenelle describes Finding Us (Finding, the new cosmology of The End of the Story the Copernican world view with matchles clarity imagination and wit Moreover he boldly makes his interlocut I was curious ديوان حافظ to read The Christmas Killer this after hearing it referred The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination to as one of The Lost Revolution the first known popular science books Marion Mahony Reconsidered this must depend on how you define science as well as “popular” science Written in 1686 one year before Newton’s Principia was published it beautifully lays out a Copernican view of The Girl in the Glass Tower the solar system and beyond The Great Divide through a dialogue with an aristocratic woman untrained in science de Fontenelle The Lady and the Peacock takes Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith the Copernican worldview one step further and argues The Real Deal that because The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 the Earth is not a special place every other planet and moon must be inhabited and he successively speculates on what Complete Enderby the world is like from The Invisible Writing the point of view of citizens of each planet The sense of wonder and curiosity about other life gives The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories this The Winter of the Lions the flavor of an early form of science fiction The book also gives an interesting glimpse of what astronomers and philosophers understood about universe at The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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Or a woman inviting female participation in the almost exclusively male province of scientific discourse The popular Fontenelle lived through an entire century from 1657 to 1757 and wrote prolifically H A Hargreaves's fresh appealing translation brings the author's masterpiece to new generations of readers while the introduction by Nina Rattner Gelbart clearly demonstrates the importance of the Conversations for the history of science of women of literature and of French civilization and for the popularization of cultur This book was written in 1686 and is translated from French I had to read it for my History elective class in college I found it to be an extremely interesting read because it explores imagination and ideas about science at the current time in 1686 through the conversations of a physicists and an aristocrat lady The language is elouent and beautiful The conversation is very deep and thoughtful Definitely a good exploration into the past nouveau I really hope I can get my hands on the full French version to read

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Surveying the night sky a charming philosopher and his hostess the Maruise are considering thep ossibility of travelers from the moon What if they were skillful enough to navigate on the outer surface of our air and from there through their curiosity to see us they angled for us like fish? Would that please you? asks the philosopher Why not? the Maruise replies As for me I'd put myself into their nets of my own volition just to have the pleasure of seeing those who caught meIn this imaginary conversation of three hundre This is a short one but a good oneThe tale is only some 70 odd pages long it was revised countless times by the author thru the decades; this is the 1st printing from 1686 The Univ of Cal Press publication which I read is supplemented with both a lengthy Introduction and Translator's Preface which add even interest Apparently the tome was very well received and influentialConversations is fiction and it is about science However H A Hargreaves the translator cautions about classifying it as early science fiction If not directly on the sf evolutionary path it certainly is kind of a missing linkI found it fascinating that or less Fontenelle had handle on the solar system stars as suns even positing that they expired and reappeared galaxies as collections of suns etc Oddly when speculating about life on other planets he dismisses Mars in favor of the othersDifferent and very worthwhile


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  1. says:

    A charming mix of philosophy the science of astronomy from 1686 Fontenelle playfully joyfully explores known theorized scientific facts of the time concerning the universe At times he is spookily prescient How I wish he could be alive today to see wonder at the scientific strides we humans have made into space exploration I imagine he would be awed thrilled at the known while positing even theories uestions as to what still lies unknown It makes me smile to even imagine him witnessing a space shuttle expedition or the preparations of sending people to MarsEven though written centuries ago it reawakens the joy imagination intellect at viewing trying to understand not only Earth but the entire universe Kudos to our scientists thinkers of the past present future A complete delight


  2. says:

    A concoction of exaggerated Copernican scientific views on the cosmos presented through a fictitious setting A 17th look at astronomy A rather interesting read for those thus inclined I listened to an audio version with varied readers


  3. says:

    This is a short one but a good oneThe tale is only some 70 odd pages long it was revised countless times by the author thru the decades; this is the 1st printing from 1686 The Univ of Cal Press publication which I read is supplemented with both a lengthy Introduction and Translator's Preface which add even interest Apparently the tome was very well received and influentialConversations is fiction and it is about science However H A Hargreaves the translator cautions about classifying it as early science fiction If not directly on the sf evolutionary path it certainly is kind of a missing linkI found it fascinating that or less Fontenelle had handle on the solar system stars as suns even positing that they expired and reappeared galaxies as collections of suns etc Oddly when speculating about life on other planets he dismisses Mars in favor of the othersDifferent and very worthwhile


  4. says:

    I was curious to read this after hearing it referred to as one of the first known popular science books this must depend on how you define science as well as “popular” science Written in 1686 one year before Newton’s Principia was published it beautifully lays out a Copernican view of the solar system and beyond through a dialogue with an aristocratic woman untrained in science de Fontenelle takes the Copernican worldview one step further and argues that because the Earth is not a special place every other planet and moon must be inhabited and he successively speculates on what the world is like from the point of view of citizens of each planet The sense of wonder and curiosity about other life gives this the flavor of an early form of science fiction The book also gives an interesting glimpse of what astronomers and philosophers understood about universe at that time as well as where they were mistaken for example de Fontanelle still believed in “vortices” carrying the planets along instead of forces and didn’t realize that we are part of the Milky WayIt is interesting to observe de Fontanelle’s caution in sidestepping theological issues to placate the censors For instance he takes a detour at the beginning to argue that the life on other planets is unlikely to be human thus there is no conflict with man being descended from Adam and EveThe book also seems surprisingly feminist for the time The protagonist is a woman and it is made clear that women are viewed as being capable of the reason necessary to understand science In multiple places the Maruise contradicts her teacher who acknowledges that she has made a compelling argument and he is wrong On the other hand the treatment of race is not so forward thinking It is shocking and eye opening to see what blatantly racist ideas were mainstream at the time and how they were mixed into scientific arguments to make a certain point And of course the book is uite predictably Eurocentric although the irony of writing an entire book arguing how our planet can’t be a special place in the universe yet ending with a declaration that Europe is the best place on the planet seems to have been lost on people of the time


  5. says:

    First read this over thirty years ago while researching G Bruno's influence on the 17C moon mappers Langrenus Hevelius and Riccioli whose names we still use like the Mare Tranuillitatis Fontenelle not Martin the ed was good then and perhaps even better now As the protagonist converses on her estate the Maruise's she asks how we know there can be people on the Moon He says What if there were no business between Paris and its suburb St Denis? 'un Bourgeois de Paris ui ne sera jamais sorti de sa Ville soit sur les Tours de Notre Dame et voye Saint Denis de loin; on lui demandera s'il croit ue Saint Denis soit habite comme Paris Il repondra hardiment ue non But the tow places both have clock towers large buildings and similar walls Saint Denis is our MoonThe Maruise asks Well what sort of inhabitants can they possibly be? The protagonist confesses he doesn't know but they couldn't possibly be any bizarre than humans Pourrions nous bien nous figurer uelue chose ui eut des passions si folles et des reflexions si sages une duree si courte et des vues si longues


  6. says:

    I read this in a few hours It's actually charming for a scientific text Written as a pleasant conversation about the Copernican system in the gardens of a moonlit palace it is a great reminder that good scientific writing should clarify and teach Fontenelle writes with clarity and makes the Copernican system understandable to all readers instead of trying to impress the establishment with his expertise


  7. says:

    Wow What an interesting book especially when it’s historical context is considered The introduction did a nice job providing that context I also liked the format that of a conversation between two people one a bright woman; again very progressive for the time


  8. says:

    This book was written in 1686 and is translated from French I had to read it for my History elective class in college I found it to be an extremely interesting read because it explores imagination and ideas about science at the current time in 1686 through the conversations of a physicists and an aristocrat lady The language is elouent and beautiful The conversation is very deep and thoughtful Definitely a good exploration into the past nouveau I really hope I can get my hands on the full French version to read


  9. says:

    This is an enjoyable excursion into 17th century ideas about the constitution and potential for life in the solar system Written in light of telescopic observation and general knowledge about the period and spatial arrangement of the visible planets including the then newly discovered satellites of Jupiter and Saturn It is light on technical detail and heavy on speculation but gives a sense of the view of the world from at least one scientifically informed thinker of the time and is an interesting popularization of scienceI found the text very readable but never having read the French original or other translations into English that is all I can say on the uality of translationNote this book includes various ideas of the time that have since been refuted from the rather fanciful Cartesian vortex theory of planetary motion to pernicious if brief generalizations about Arabs and blacks Also Le Lande in his notes refers to the planet we now call Uranus as Herschel after its discovererI read this 1803 edition from a Google scan from the Bodleian library note that pages 94 and 95 are missing from the version of this scan I found


  10. says:

    An astounding book Don't let the dull cover or the fact that it was written in the 17th Century deter you from picking up this book I wish Fontanelle had explained the solar system to me when I was younger because he picks such beautiful metaphors to illustrate the motions of the moon and the EarthIt was a controversial book in its day but Fontanelle was such a clever writer that he uite successfully in my opinion evaded the religious criticism of the clergy


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