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Author Drake, Stillman.

Title Galileo / Stillman Drake
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1980


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  501.0924 Gal.d  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 100 pages ; 19 cm
Series Past masters
Past masters.
Summary 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 parting of the ways between science and philosophy
Analysis Astronomers
Galilei, Galileo
Galilei, Galileo
Astronomers - Italy - Biography
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 94-96. - Includes index
Performer ISBN 0-19-287526-4 Pbk : \0.95
Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography.
Science, Renaissance.
Genre/Form Biography.
LC no. 81179072
ISBN 0192875264 (paperback)
0192875272 (cased)