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Galileo Galilei : a biography and inquiry into his philosophy of science

Author: Ludovico Geymonat; Giorgio De Santillana; Stillman Drake
Publisher: New York ; Toronto ; London : McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st English language edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geymonat, Ludovico.
Galileo Galilei.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1965]
(OCoLC)651811937
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ludovico Geymonat; Giorgio De Santillana; Stillman Drake
OCLC Number: 530327
Description: xii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Galileo's youth --
Paduan period --
The first fortunate astronomical observations --
The ambitious program --
The first discomfiture --
The years of silence --
The Copernican manifesto --
The collapse of the Galilean program --
The return to pure science --
The serene conclusion of an embattled life --
Appendix A: The Galileo-Bellarmine meeting : a historical speculation / by Stillman Drake --
Appendix B: Reply to Stillman Drake / by Giorgio de Santillana.
Other Titles: Galileo Galilei.
Responsibility: Ludovico Geymonat ; foreword by Giorgio de Santillana ; text translated from the Italian with additional notes and appendix by Stillman Drake.

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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.

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