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Discoveries And Opinions Of Galileo

Author: Drake Stillman, trans.

Discoveries And Opinions Of Galileo

Author: Drake Stillman, trans.

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Item #: D31877
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publication Date: 1957
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385092395
Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology—against the Church's strong opposition—his development of a telescope and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the s... More
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Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology—against the Church's strong opposition—his development of a telescope and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context.


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