The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

New Perspectives on Galileo

Papers Deriving from and Related to a Workshop on Galileo held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975

Editors: Butts, Robert E., Pitt, Joseph C. (Eds.)

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The essays in this volume (except for the contribution of Dr. Le Grand) are extremely revised versions of papers originally delivered at a workshop on Galileo held in Blacksburg, Virginia in October, 1975. The meeting was organized by Professor Joseph Pitt and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, The College of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Research of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The papers that follow deal with problems OIf Galileo's philosophy of science, specific and general problems connected with his methodology, and with historical and conceptual questions concerning the relationship of his work to that of contemporaries and both earlier and later scientists. New perspectives take many forms. In this book the 'newness' has, for the most part, two forms. First, in the papers by Wisan, Shea, Le Grand and Wallace (the concerns will also appear in some of the other contributions), greatly enriched historical discoveries of how Galileo's science and its method­ ology developed are provided. It should be stressed that these papers are attempts to recapture a deep sense of the kind of science Galileo was creating. Other papers in the volume, for example, those by McMullin, Machamer, Butts and Pitt, underscore the importance of this historical venture by discussing various aspects of the philosophical background of Galileo's thought. The historical and philosophical evaluations and analyses compliment one another.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives on Galileo
Book Subtitle
Papers Deriving from and Related to a Workshop on Galileo held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975
Editors
  • Robert E. Butts
  • Joseph C. Pitt
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
14
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9799-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9799-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0859-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0891-5
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 264
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