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AuthorStillman Drake
ISBN9780192854568
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2008
PublisherOxford University Press
BindingPaperback
Pages160
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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.

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About the author
Stillman Drake, FRSC, formerly Professor of the History of Science, University of Toronto, and author of Galileo: His Scientific Biography (1978). His translations of Galileo's scientific works include Cause, Experiment, and Science (1981) and Telescopes, Tides, and Tactics (1983).

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Weight0.144 kg
Dimensions17.78 × 11.35 × 0.99 cm
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