RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 25165460 LA English T1 Galileo's logic of discovery and proof : the background, content, and use of his appropriated treatises on Aristotle's Posterior analytics A1 Wallace, William A., PB Kluwer Academic Publishers PP Dordrecht; Boston YR 1992 SN 0792315774 9780792315773 0792315790 9780792315797 AB "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 that in logic he has been a Peripatetic all his life. Wallace's detective work unearths the complete logic course from which the notebook was excerpted, then proceeds to show how its terminology and methodology continue to surface in Galileo's later writings in which he founds his new sciences of the heavens and of local motion. The result is a tour de force that commends itself not only to Galileo scholars and to logicians, philosophers, and historians, but to anyone interested in the epistemic roots of modern science."--BOOK JACKET.