Galileo and the Birth of Modern Philosophy
Reading Nature’s Book provides contextual material for college and university students enrolled in modern philosophy courses, introducing them to ideas and concepts that dominated philosophical discussion during the era. Furthermore, students and scholars interested in the history of philosophy of science will also benefit from a decidedly philosophical approach to such a leading scientific figure. Many of the topics explored by Galileo continue to be of philosophical interest today, including scientific methodology and the relation between science and religion.
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The following is a list of Galileo’s writings cited in the text and notes.
Le Opere di Galileo Galilei. Edited by Antonio Favaro. 20 vols. Florence: G. Barbèra Editrice, 1890–1909.
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