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From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe
In he joined the French Foreign Legion as soon as the war broke out. In he volunteered for a Russian regiment fighting on the Russian front, following a cooperation agreement between the French and Russian governments. He retained this position until his death. His most important student in Cairo was Abdel Rahman Badawi — who is considered the first systematic modern Arab philosopher. His lectures at Johns Hopkins would form the nucleus of one of his best known publications, From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe Much of his originality for the period rests on his ability to ground his studies of modern science on the history of religion and metaphysics. His most famous work is From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe , a series of lectures given at The Johns Hopkins University in on the rise of early modern science and the change of scientists' perception of the world during the period from Nicholas of Cusa and Giordano Bruno through Newton.