Discoveries And Opinions Of Galileo by Stillman Galileo

Discoveries And Opinions Of Galileo

byStillman GalileoTranslated byStillman DrakeIntroduction byStillman Drake

Paperback | April 1, 1957

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Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context.

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Galileo Galilei, the great astronomer and physicist whose researches played so crucial a role in the history of science, also occupies an important place in the history of philosophy for his part in overthrowing the predominant Aristotelian concept of the nature of the universe. Galileo considered himself a philosopher and referred to ...

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Title:Discoveries And Opinions Of GalileoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 0.88 inPublished:April 1, 1957Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385092393

ISBN - 13:9780385092395

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