The Essential Galileo

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Hackett Publishing Company, Sep 30, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 380 pages
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Spanning Galileo's entire career, this new collection presents an annotated translation of Galileo's most important writings as judged by their historical impact from the seventeenth century to the present. It thus presents not only those writings that bear most closely on key developments in physics, astronomy, epistemology, and scientific methodology, but those most relevant to general culture as well, including writings on the relationship between science and religion.

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Chronology of Galileos Career and Aftermath
Glossary of Terms and Names
Annotated Bibliography and Cited Works

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Galileo Galilei " (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher.

Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, is author of "Beyond Right and Left: Democratic Elitism in Mosca and Gramsci "(1999) and "Galileo on the World Systems: A New Abridged Translation and Guide "(1997), among other books.

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