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Drake, Stillman

Overview
Works: 126 works in 528 publications in 8 languages and 14,492 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Former owner, Other, Compiler
Classifications: QB36.G2, 520
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Most widely held works about Stillman Drake
 
Most widely held works by Stillman Drake
Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. This book is intended for students from sixth-form level upwards studying the history of science/science and philosophy
Galileo at work : his scientific biography by Stillman Drake( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican by Galileo Galilei( Book )

39 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernicancan system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the Sun. It's influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake's translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J.L. Heilbron
Galileo Galilei : a biography and inquiry into his philosophy of science by Ludovico Geymonat( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author is interested in the biographical details only as a framework for the study of Galileo's complex philosophy of science. Subtly and with precision he analyzes the streams of thought which influenced his eminent countryman in order to understand what Galileo himself believed he could accomplish by continuing to explore areas closed to him by religious orthodoxy
Galileo studies : personality, tradition, and revolution by Stillman Drake( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two new sciences : including centers of gravity & force of percussion by Galileo Galilei( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo : pioneer scientist by Stillman Drake( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposito degli studi leonardiani sul moto uniformemente accellerato applicato alla caduta libera e del suo pensiero fisico in rapporti con gli scienziati precedenti e successivi
Cause, experiment, and science : a Galilean dialogue, incorporating a new English translation of Galileo's "Bodies that stay atop water, or move in it" by Stillman Drake( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On motion, and On mechanics; comprising De motu (ca. 1590) by Galileo Galilei( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanics in sixteenth-century Italy; selections from Tartaglia, Benedetti, Guido Ubaldo, & Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Controversy on the comets of 1618 by Galileo Galilei( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novembre 1618: la comparsa di tre comete non solo eccita i timori dei superstiziosi, ma tiene "in continuo esercizio i primi ingegni d'Europa". Ottobre 1623: si conclude la stampa del Saggiatore di Galileo Galilei, colui che gli Accademici Lincei salutano come "lo scopritore non di nuove terre, ma di non più vedute parti del cielo". Spaziando dalla genesi del suono all'origine del calore alla composizione della luce "in atomi realmente indivisibili" Galileo entra pubblicamente nella disputa contro "Lotario Sarsi Sigensano, l'astronomico e filosofico scorpione", cioè il gesuita Orazio Grassi. Nel ripercorrere la vicenda delle sue scoperte Galileo delinea insieme una difesa del proprio operato e l'apologia della ricerca scientifica, sempre più insofferente dei vincoli imposti da autorità teologiche e politiche. Nel tempo in cui, come scrive il poeta John Donne, "la nuova filosofia mette tutto in dubbio", Galileo si affida alla matematica come a una guida sicura per uscire da "un oscuro laberinto" e comprendere il Grande Libro della natura; ma "l'artista toscano" non dimentica per questo il ruolo dell'esperimento e l'apporto della tecnica. Geometria, esperienza e "discorso" (cioè arte dell'argomentazione) cooperano così alla confutazione dell'errore in un'impresa che il singolo studioso può tradire solo col rendere il suo intelletto "mancipio - cioè servo - dell'intelletto di un altr'uomo"
Telescopes, tides, and tactics : a Galilean dialogue about the Starry messenger and systems of the world by Stillman Drake( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo : a very short introduction by Stillman Drake( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Discourse on bodies in water by Galileo Galilei( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by Stillman Drake( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries and opinions of Galileo by Galileo Galilei( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Galileo against the philosophers in his Dialogue of Cecco di Ronchitti (1605) and Considerations of Alimberto Mauri (1606) : in English translations by Galileo Galilei( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copernicus--philosophy and science : Bruno-Kepler-Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of free fall : Aristotle to Galileo ; with an epilogue on "Pi" in the sky by Stillman Drake( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican
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Stillman Drake Canadian academic

Stillman Drake kanadischer Wissenschaftshistoriker und Galileo-Galilei-Forscher

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Galileo at work : his scientific biographyDialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & CopernicanTelescopes, tides, and tactics : a Galilean dialogue about the Starry messenger and systems of the worldGalileo : a very short introductionDiscourse on bodies in waterNature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of scienceEssays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of scienceDiscoveries and opinions of Galileo