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Galileo: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) By Stillman Drake (formerly Professor of the History of Science, University of Toronto)

Galileo: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Stillman Drake (formerly Professor of the History of Science, University of Toronto)

In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake 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.

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In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake 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 final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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GOR001677350
Galileo: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Stillman Drake (formerly Professor of the History of Science, University of Toronto)
Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2001-02-22
160
0192854569
9780192854568
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