The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

Author: Peter Machamer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521588413

Category: Philosophy

Page: 474

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Not only a hero of the scientific revolution, but after his conflict with the church, a hero of science, Galileo is today rivalled in the popular imagination only by Newton and Einstein. But what did Galileo actually do, and what are the sources of the popular image we have of him? This 1998 collection of specially-commissioned essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. A particular feature of the volume is the treatment of Galileo's relationship with the church. It will be of interest to philosophers, historians of science, cultural historians and those in religious studies.
The Cambridge Companion to Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 474
Authors: Peter Machamer
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-08-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Not only a hero of the scientific revolution, but after his conflict with the church, a hero of science, Galileo is today rivalled in the popular imagination only by Newton and Einstein. But what did Galileo actually do, and what are the sources of the popular image we have of
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Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: John P. McCarthy, Edmondo F. Lupieri
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-04 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Twenty years before his famous trial, Galileo Galilei had spent two years carefully considering how the results of his own telescopic observations of the heavens as well as his convictions about the truth of the Copernican theory could be aligned with the Catholic Church's position on biblical interpretation and the
Euler's Gem
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: David S. Richeson
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-23 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

How a simple equation reshaped mathematics Leonhard Euler’s polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects—from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller’s buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler’s theorem is so simple it can be explained to a child. From ancient Greek geometry to today’s cutting-edge research, Euler’s
The Cambridge Companion to Newton
Language: en
Pages: 518
Authors: Smith
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Jason C. Robinson, David Peck
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-17 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

What if philosophy, theology, and science spent a little more time together? These fields often seem at odds, butting metaphysical heads. Instead of talking at, how about talking with one another? This book engages three academic disciplines--distinct yet sharing much in common--in a slice of conversation and community in which