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Galileo's logic of discovery and proof : the background, content, and use of his appropriated treatises on Aristotle's Posterior analytics

Author: William A Wallace
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1992.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 137.
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"The problem of Galileo's logical methodology has long interested scholars. In this volume William A. Wallace offers a solution that is completely unexpected, yet backed by convincing documentary evidence. His analysis starts with an early notebook Galileo wrote at Pisa, appropriating a Jesuit professor's exposition of the Posterior Analytics of Aristotle, and ends with one of the last letters Galileo wrote, stating  Read more...
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Wallace, William A.
Galileo's logic of discovery and proof.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1992
(OCoLC)645687652
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Aristotle.; Galileo Galilei; Aristote.; Galileo Galilei; Aristote; Galileo Galilei; Aristoteles; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Wallace
ISBN: 0792315774 9780792315773 0792315790 9780792315797
OCLC Number: 25165460
Notes: Companion study to the author's translation of Galileo's logical treatises.
Description: xxiii, 323 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface. Abbreviations. 1. Galileo's Logical Methodology. Logica docens: 2. The Understanding of Logic Implicit in MS 27. 3. Science and Opinion as Understood in MS 27. 4. Demonstration and Its Requirements in MS 27. Logica utens. 5. Galileo's Search for a New Science of the Heavens. 6. Galileo's New Sciences of Mechanics and Local Motion. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index of Terms. Index of Names. List of Tables. List of Figures. Schematic Analysis of Galileo's Arguments.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 137.
Responsibility: William A. Wallace.
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