New Perspectives on Galileo

GALILEO AND THE CAUSES* The literature on Galileo's methodology, or, if you like, his philosophy of science, is replete with reiteration of dichotomous terms, attempting to characterize Galileo's work, necessarily or for the most part, ...

New Perspectives on Galileo

The essays in this volume (except for the contribution of Dr. Le Grand) are extremely revised versions of papers originally delivered at a workshop on Galileo held in Blacksburg, Virginia in October, 1975. The meeting was organized by Professor Joseph Pitt and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, The College of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Research of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The papers that follow deal with problems OIf Galileo's philosophy of science, specific and general problems connected with his methodology, and with historical and conceptual questions concerning the relationship of his work to that of contemporaries and both earlier and later scientists. New perspectives take many forms. In this book the 'newness' has, for the most part, two forms. First, in the papers by Wisan, Shea, Le Grand and Wallace (the concerns will also appear in some of the other contributions), greatly enriched historical discoveries of how Galileo's science and its method ology developed are provided. It should be stressed that these papers are attempts to recapture a deep sense of the kind of science Galileo was creating. Other papers in the volume, for example, those by McMullin, Machamer, Butts and Pitt, underscore the importance of this historical venture by discussing various aspects of the philosophical background of Galileo's thought. The historical and philosophical evaluations and analyses compliment one another.

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New Perspectives on Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Robert E. Butts, Joseph C. Pitt
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The essays in this volume (except for the contribution of Dr. Le Grand) are extremely revised versions of papers originally delivered at a workshop on Galileo held in Blacksburg, Virginia in October, 1975. The meeting was organized by Professor Joseph Pitt and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion,
Galileo’s Logic of Discovery and Proof
Language: en
Pages: 333
Authors: W. A. Wallace
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume is presented as a companion study to my translation of Galileo's MS 27, Galileo's Logical Treatises, which contains Galileo's appropriated questions on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics - a work only recently transcribed from the Latin autograph. Its purpose is to acquaint an English-reading audience with the teaching in those
New Perspectives on Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Robert E. Butts, Joseph C. Pitt
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978-02-28 - Publisher: Springer

The essays in this volume (except for the contribution of Dr. Le Grand) are extremely revised versions of papers originally delivered at a workshop on Galileo held in Blacksburg, Virginia in October, 1975. The meeting was organized by Professor Joseph Pitt and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion,
New perspectives on Gallileo
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Robert E. Butts, Joseph C. Pitt
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Galileo on the World Systems
Language: en
Pages: 425
Authors: Galileo Galilei, Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-05-25 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

This classic work proves the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, that the Earth revolves around the Sun.