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Galileo Studies

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Hardcover, 275 pages
Published January 1st 1978 by Harvester Press (first published 1939)
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A. Historiographic info
1. This book is written as a coherent whole--as opposed to Newtonian Studies which was a series of disparate essays.
2. “Old” Contextualist. See the Galileo and Descartes simultaneous error for an example. The context is the scientists entire career. Isolated statements are avoided.
3. While Drake is a hagiographer (anachronistic), Koyré is a historian (diachronic). Koyré looks at error to examine the complete picture of Galileo.
4. Duhem (continuity)Koyre (relative disconti
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Aleksandr Vladimirović Kojre fu uno storico della scienza e filosofo francese di origine russa, noto con il nome francesizzato di Alexandre Koyré. Contribuì allo sviluppo della storia della scienza in Francia e alla sua diffusione negli Stati Uniti dopo la seconda guerra mondiale.
Negli anni '30 Koyré iniziò la ricerca che fece di lui uno dei più eminenti storici del pensiero scientifico del ventes
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