Reenacting Galileo's Experiments: Rediscovering the Techniques of Seventeenth-Century Science

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This book explores the innovation methodology---experimental philosophy of Galileo. The author's own methodology consists of identifying framework of dependencies that bond texts within broader traditions and in articulating the consequences of assumption in rendering texts meaningful to historical actors.

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Paolo Palmieri is Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from the University of London.

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"No one has examined in such detail and with such patience how Galileo arrived at his results. Palmieri extends our understanding of what Galileo wanted to achieve and how he went about getting his pioneering results, and his book will be welcomed by everyone interested in the genesis of the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth-century." - Prof. William R. Shea Galileo Professor of History of Science University of Padua, Padova, Italy "Scholars go astray if they interpret Galileo's writings in the light of remembered elementary lessons in physics. Palmieri would have us enter the experimental scene in its complexity, by actual experiment if feasible or by computer simulation where the factors are multiple and numerical integration with variation of parameters is needed to discover what they portend." - Prof. Curtis Wilson St. John's College, Emeritus "A particular strength of this book is the way that it places Galileo in his intellectual context. It is rare to find such detailed study of Galileo's contemporaries or recent predecessors, either those working in similar problems to Galileo or those defending Scholastic views." - Prof. Andrew Gregory Senior Lecturer, History of Science University College, London"

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ISBN 10:  077991631X ISBN 13:  9780779916313
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008
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