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In Our Time: Philosophy

From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.

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In Our Time: Philosophy – Tycho Brahe

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the pioneering Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546 – 1601) whose charts offered an unprecedented level of accuracy. In 1572 Brahe’s observations of a new star challenged the idea, inherited from Aristotle, that the heavens were unchanging. He went on to create his own observatory complex

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