Fr. Dannemann. How Did Our Picture of the World Arise?
Publisher: Progress Publishers
First Published: 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XII. Published according to the manuscript
The remarks on Fr. Dannemann’s book “Wie unser Weltbild entstand” (Kosmos). Stuttgart, 1912 [F. Dannemann, How Did Our Picture of the World Arise (Cosmos), Stuttgart, 1912] were written by Lenin in a notebook preceding the conspectus of G. Noël’s Hegel’s Logic.
FR. DANNEMANN. HOW DID OUR PICTURE
OF THE WORLD ARISE?
(KOSMOS). STUTTGART, 1912
of his four-volume work: “Naturwissenschaf-
ten in ihrer Entwicklung und in ihrem
|About 5,000 years of the development
of civilisation from ancient Egypt to ourtime. According to Homer, the world was
|only the Mediterranean Sea and surround-
ing countries. (P. 8)
the pursuit of astronomy. They observed
the stars and their movement, the moon,etc.
|At first the month was reckoned as 30days, and the year as 360 (p. 31). The an-
cient Egyptians already had 365 days.
(P. 32) Eratosthenes (276 B.C.) determined
the circumference of the earth as 250,000
“stadia” = 45,000 km. (instead of 40,000).
volved round the sun, p. 37 (1,800 years
before Copernicus, 1473-1543). (Third cen-
tury B.C.) he considered the moon to be
3 0 (instead of 48) times smaller than
the earth, and the sun to be 300 (instead
of 1,300,000) times larger than the earth....
there: for a
work it is
for a popular
work it is
|Ptolemy’s system (second
fifteenth century: the
revival of astronomy—con-
nection with navigation.
heliocentric system. Circles
the nineteenth century im-
proved measuring instru
ments showed alteration in
the appearance of the fixed
|Pythagoras (sixth centu-
ry B.C.) the world is gov-
erned by number: and mea-
stances, of the ancient phi-
losophers: earth, fire, water,
ry B.C.): atoms...
Law of conservation of
- Dannemann, Fr., Wie unser Weltbild entstand? Stuttgart, 1912.—Ed.