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Galileo : A Very Short Introduction

Galileo : A Very Short Introduction - 80 edition

Galileo : A Very Short Introduction - 80 edition

ISBN13: 9780192854568

ISBN10: 0192854569

Galileo : A Very Short Introduction by Stillman Drake - ISBN 9780192854568
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 80
Copyright: 1980
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1980
International: No
Galileo : A Very Short Introduction by Stillman Drake - ISBN 9780192854568

ISBN13: 9780192854568

ISBN10: 0192854569

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 80

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Summary

In a startling reinterpretation of Galileo's trial, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's prosecution and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. Galileo's own beautifully lucid arguments are used in this volume to show how his scientific method was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics; it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. Galileo's methods had an overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and they led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. Now, in this extraordinary and concise introduction, Drake provides a stimulating view of Galileo's life and works, providing a fresh perspective on Galileo's methodology and his final incrimination.

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