toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

Copernicus
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun (rather than the earth) at the center (1473-1543)
  • By this he referred to Copernicus' statement that the earth moves around the sun.
    Part 2 (45% in)
  • What Copernicus did was take the existing a priori concept of the world, the notion that it was flat and fixed in space, and pose an alternative a priori concept of the world, that it's spherical and moves around the sun; and showed that both of the a priori concepts fitted the existing sensory data.
    Part 2 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "Copernicus" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article