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Galileo: A Very Short Introduction In a startling reinterpretation of Galileo s trial, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo s prosecution and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers Galileo s own beautifully lucid arguments are used in this volume to show how his scientific method was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics it was based on a search not for causes but for laws Galileo s methods had an overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and they led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy Now, in this extraordinary and concise introduction, Drake provides a stimulating view of Galileo s life and works, providing a fresh perspective on Galileo s methodology and his final incriminationAbout the Series Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life s most interesting topics Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam


10 thoughts on “Galileo: A Very Short Introduction

  1. Roy Lotz Roy Lotz says:

    There is not a single effect in Nature, not even the least that exists, such that the most ingenious theorists can ever arrive at a complete understanding of it. One of the most impressive aspects of the Very Short Introduction series is the range of creative freedom allowed to its writers Either that, or its flexibility in repurposing older writings presumably a


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Galileo A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions 44 , Stillman Drake In a startling reinterpretation of Galileo s trial, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo s prosecution and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers Galileo s own beautifully lucid argument


  3. Lisa-Michele Lisa-Michele says:

    The problem or question of the centre of the universe, and whether the earth is situated there, is among the least worthy of consideration in the whole of astronomy, Galileo wrote in 1640 He was less concerned with theological debates than I realized and muchabsorbed in experimental science Of course this was before there was such a thing as experimental science, so


  4. Gus Gus says:

    I really enjoyed this book It gave a really nice perspective on the origins of modern science and cleared up the common misconception that the Galileo affair was a church vs science conflict.


  5. Leanne Leanne says:

    This short book packs a serious punch It is no mere introduction to Galileo as one would think but instead is a sustained argument about the Galileo trial a reinterpretation of the evidence thattries to show that rather than defiance against the church, Galileo was in trouble over hostilities with contemporary philosophers over the nature of knowledge Drake is an estee


  6. Aiman Adlawan Aiman Adlawan says:

    It was a short book But its content was focused on Galileo s important life events Galileo strongly believed and even taught the Copernican System The Catholic Church believed on the Ptolemaic System and this seemed to be a huge fight for Galileo It was a wonderful short story of one of my favorite scientists of all times It seems too disgusting to know about how bad th


  7. M. Ashraf M. Ashraf says:

    Galileo Galilei The Father of Modern Science.It is a very good book the life of Galilio his life s work and pursuit from falling objects, telescopes, the moon and the moons of Jupiter to the whole solar system and tides a very good layout of his work and the reason for his trial by the inquisition.The author view on Galileo relation with the Catholic Church was very inte


  8. Chatgemini Chatgemini says:

    Supposedly a new interpretation, Mr Drake s book on Galileo is very concise, cogent and revealing It succeeds almost completely in presenting Galileo as the first pioneer of the Scientific Revolution who stuck to his views in spite of adverse circumstances How Galileo balanced his faith and his scientific temper is something to be admired and is something men and women of


  9. Venkatakrishnan Venkatakrishnan says:

    New approach to Galileo s philosophy A very human approach to the work of Galileo giving a refreshingly new image of a pious and hardworking scientist who was very keen to protect the Church from its own follies.


  10. Simon Simon says:

    From the onset formidable Stillman Drake is unquestionably a commander of the subject Brilliantly and passionately written In this short book he managed to get Galileo s life and relevance very well through.


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