This book is a history and philosophy of Galileo's inclined plane experiment. It deploys an integrated historical pragmatist methodology to reflect on what we can learn from those events and their significance for our understanding of experimental practice in science. The book draws on complex experiments with sounds and falling bodies that have been reenacted and interpreted in the light of a historical-pragmatist methodology. It also reflects on the lasting legacy of Galileo's inclined plane experiment, and on the potential of a generalized, historical-pragmatist approach to, and its implications for, the history and philosophy of science.
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"Anyone who reads [this book] will be provoked to reassess their knowledge of Galileo, their assumptions about the history of science, and, at the most fundamental level, their understanding of the relationship between experience and knowledge." (Prof. David Wooton University of York) "...based on meticulous re-enactments and reconstructions of Galileo's experiments, not merely in terms of equipment and technique but also in terms of exactly how Galileo and his contemporaries experienced what was going on." (Prof. Andrew Gregory University College London)"
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Descrizione libro Edwin Mellen Pr, U.S.A., 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. No Jacket. As New Condition. All our books are individually inspected, rated and described. Never EX-LIB unless specifically listed as such. Codice libro della libreria 1966