The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

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Peter Machamer
Cambridge University Press, Aug 13, 1998 - Philosophy - 462 pages
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This collection of essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. A particular feature of the volume is the treatment of Galileo's relationship with the Church. It will be of particular interest to philosophers, historians of science, cultural historians and those in religious studies. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Galileo available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Galileo.
  

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Contents

Galileos Pisan studies in science and philosophy
27
Galileos machines his mathematics and
53
Galileo
80
Inertial problems in Galileos preinertial framework
146
From Galileo to Augustine
175
The science and the rhetoric
211
Galileos discoveries with the telescope and their
244
Galileo on science and Scripture
271
RICHARD BLACKWELL
348
The neverending Galileo story
388
The living remains
417
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About the author (1998)

Peter Machamer is professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Associate Director of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science and a member of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). He is co-author, with J. E. McGuire, of Descartes' Changing Mind (2009). He is co-editor, with Gereon Wolters, of Interpretation (2010) and, with Michael Silberstein, of Blackwell's Guide to Philosophy of Science (2002).