Universal Natural History and Theory of Heaven


Universal Natural History and Theory of Heaven

"Universal Natural History and Theory of Heaven" (German:"Allgemeine Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels") is a work written by Immanuel Kant in 1755.

According to Kant, our solar system is merely a smaller version of the fixed star systems, such as the Milky Way and other galaxies. Kant's theory is closer to today's accepted ideas than some of his contemporary thinkers such as Pierre-Simon Laplace.

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* [http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/kant/kant2g.htm The original text]
* [http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/kant/kant2e.htm English translation]


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