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Galileo : A Very Short Introduction - 80 edition

Galileo : A Very Short Introduction (ISBN10: 0192854569; ISBN13: 9780192854568)
ISBN13: 978-0192854568
ISBN10: 0192854569

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. Gal ...show moreileo'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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 80
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 06/28/2001
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