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To Save the Phenomena An Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory from Plato to Galileo

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ISBN-10: 0226169219

ISBN-13: 9780226169217

Edition: 1969

Authors: Pierre Duhem, Edmund Dolan, Chaninah Maschler, Stanley L. Jaki

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Duhem's 1908 essay questions the relation between physical theory and metaphysics and, more specifically, between astronomy and physics-an issue still of importance today. He critiques the answers given by Greek thought, Arabic science, medieval Christian scholasticism, and, finally, the astronomers of the Renaissance.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1969
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 0.56" wide x 0.86" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Born in Gyor, Hungary, Stanley Jaki was ordained a Benedictine priest in the Catholic Church in 1948 and earned his doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Institute of San Anselmo in Rome in 1950. Seven years later he earned a second doctorate in physics from Fordham University in New York. In the years since, the primary focus of his historical, philosophical, and theological research and writing has been the relationship between theology and modern science. Exiled from his native country, Jaki has been visiting fellow at Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton. He gave the Gifford Lectures at the University…