Reenacting Galileo’s Experiments:
Rediscovering the Techniques of Seventeenth-Century Science
This book explores the innovative methodology—experimental philosophy of Galileo. The author’s own methodology consists of identifying frameworks of dependencies that bond texts within broader traditions and in articulating the consequences of assumptions in rendering texts meaningful to historical actors.
“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
– 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. Such work is of considerable importance.”
– Prof. Andrew Gregory, Senior Lecturer, History of Science, University College, London
"Palmieri has written a fascinating work, which no one seriously interested in Galileo’s scienza should overlook. This is an exciting book, which, in combination with the corresponding website, offers insight into some of Galileo’s experiments and on that account it is to be valued."
Prof. Steffen Ducheyne,
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ISBN10: 0-7734-5018-1 ISBN13: 978-0-7734-5018-9