The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

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Peter Machamer
Cambridge University Press, Aug 13, 1998 - Philosophy - 462 pages
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Not only a hero of the scientific revolution, but after his conflict with the church, a hero of science, Galileo is today rivalled in the popular imagination only by Newton and Einstein. But what did Galileo actually do, and what are the sources of the popular image we have of him? This 1998 collection of specially-commissioned 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 interest to philosophers, historians of science, cultural historians and those in religious studies.
 

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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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