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The English Galileo

The English Galileo
Author: Matthias Schemmel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781402054983
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The English Galileo—the title of this book draws on the extraordinary prominence of Galileo Galilei in the historiography of the early modern Scienti?c Revolution. At the same time it questions the uniqueness of Galileo (not as a person, of course, but as an early modern phenomenon) by proclaiming another ?gure of his kind: Thomas H- riot. But putting Harriot on a pedestal next to Galileo is not a concern of this book, which is rather motivated by questions of the following kind: How did modern s- ence come about? What were the processes of knowledge and concept transformation that led from premodern to modern science, and, more speci?cally, from preclassical to classical mechanics? Which aspects of these developments rely on the peculiarities of particular historical actors and what aspects re?ect more general characteristics of the knowledge system at the time and its potentials for development? To answer such questions it is obviously necessary to complement the existing studies on Galileo’s science with studies on the work of his lesser-known contemporaries; and it is imp- tant that these studies are carried out in similar detail to make the different prota- nists’ work comparable. Without such comparison—this is the basic assumption of this book—our understanding of the shared knowledge of early modern thinking and the processes of knowledge transformation from which modern science emerged will remain incomplete and biased.
The English Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 766
Authors: Matthias Schemmel
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-18 - Publisher: Springer
The English Galileo—the title of this book draws on the extraordinary prominence of Galileo Galilei in the historiography of the early modern Scienti?c Revolution. At the same time it questions the uniqueness of Galileo (not as a person, of course, but as an early modern phenomenon) by proclaiming another ?gure
Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science
Language: en
Pages: 476
Authors: Stillman Drake
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press
This 3 volume collection includes 80 of the 130 papers published by Drake, most on Galileo but some on medieval and early modern science in general (principally mechanics). An essential supplement to Drake's translations and other books.
Thomas Harriot
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Robyn Arianrhod
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
As Robyn Arianrhod shows in this new biography, the most complete to date, Thomas Harriot was a pioneer in both the figurative and literal sense. Navigational adviser and loyal friend to Sir Walter Ralegh, Harriot--whose life was almost exactly contemporaneous to Shakespeare's--took part in the first expedition to colonize Virginia
Historical Perspectives on Forms of English Dialogue
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Gabriella Mazzon
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Books about Historical Perspectives on Forms of English Dialogue
Galileo Engineer
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Matteo Valleriani
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-03 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), his life and his work have been and continue to be the subject of an enormous number of scholarly works. One of the con- quences of this is the proliferation of identities bestowed on this gure of the Italian Renaissance: Galileo the great theoretician, Galileo the keen
Thomas Harriot and His World
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Robert Fox
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge
This second volume of papers on Thomas Harriot edited by Professor Robert Fox is based on the annual Harriot lectures delivered at Oriel College, Oxford between 2000 and 2009. It complements the previous volume, published as Thomas Harriot: An Elizabethan Man of Science in 2000. The focus in several of
Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 155
Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1966 - Publisher: Grove Press
Dramatizes Galileo's conflict with the church over his assertion that the Earth revolves around the sun.
Spirit of the English Magazines
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1820 - Publisher:
Books about Spirit of the English Magazines
Retrying Galileo, 1633–1992
Language: en
Pages: 497
Authors: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-11 - Publisher: Univ of California Press
In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. Galileo's condemnation set off a controversy that has acquired a fascinating life of its own and that
Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: David Wootton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-26 - Publisher: Yale University Press
“Demonstrates an awesome command of the vast Galileo literature . . . [Wootton] excels in boldly speculating about Galileo’s motives” (The New York Times Book Review). Tackling Galileo as astronomer, engineer, and author, David Wootton places him at the center of Renaissance culture. He traces Galileo through his early rebellious