Simplicio and Salviati worldviews

The conversation between Simplicio and Salviati (or Sagredo, for that matter) depicts a discussion between proponents of two profoundly different theoretical paradigms, or worldviews. Simplicio is deeply committed to Aristotelian-Ptolemaic view of the cosmos, while the other two attempt to change his view to the Copernican view. In what way(s) does it make sense for Simplicio to be committed to the Aristotelian-Ptolemaic view? Explain two of Salviati’s reasons for mistrusting the assumption made by Simplicio that we should take Aristotle’s view to be correct about the nature of the universe. Note: There are numerous approaches to answering the questions posed. C​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​hoose the arguments you find most compelling. The task of this paper is to explain those arguments clearly and in detail. Explain your answer using evidence from the Dialogues or any other relevant material we have looked at so far in the course.

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