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Author Drake, Stillman, author

Title Galileo / Stillman Drake
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001


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 MELB  520.92 Galile Dra/Gav  AVAILABLE
Description 127 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Series A very short introduction ; 44
Very short introductions ; 44
Contents 1. The background -- 2. Galileo's early years -- 3. Conflicts with philosophers -- 4. Conflicts with astronomers and theologians -- 5. The Dialogue and the Inquisition -- 6. The final years
Summary "Galileo's scientific method was of overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy." "In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition in 1633 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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1980, in series: Past masters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-121) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Astronomers -- Italy.
Trials (Heresy) -- Italy.
Inquisition -- Italy.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
Religion and science -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
LC no. 2001269133
ISBN 9780192854568
Other Titles A very short introduction