Drake on Galileo: Science vs. Philosophy, Methodology vs. Metaphysics
Science, Method, and Argument in Galileo
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This is a critical examination of two books by Stillman Drake, Galileo Against the Philosophers (1976) and Galileo at Work (1978). Drake argues that Galileo’s science was deeply experimental and importantly anti-philosophical. I appreciate Drake’s argument for the experimental nature of Galileo’s science; but I criticize his anti-philosophical interpretation by pointing out that, although Galileo avoided metaphysical discussions, his scientific work is full of explicit argumentation and methodological analyses.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642; Methodology; Metaphysics; Reviews
Metaphysics | Philosophy of Science
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Finocchiaro, M. A.
Drake on Galileo: Science vs. Philosophy, Methodology vs. Metaphysics.
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