Galileo

ISBN-10: 0192854569

ISBN-13: 9780192854568

Edition: 2001

Authors: Stillman Drake

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In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial 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 to show how his scientific method was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. Galileo's method was of overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

List of illustrations
Introduction
The background
Galileo's early years
Conflicts with philosophers
Conflicts with astronomers and theologians
The Dialogue and the Inquisition
The final years
Reading list
Index
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