The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

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The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

By Peter Machamer

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Not only a hero of the scientific revolution, but after his conflict with the church, a hero of science, Galileo is today rivalled in the popular imagination only by Newton and Einstein. But what did Galileo actually do, and what are the sources of the popular image we have of him? This 1998 collection of specially-commissioned essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. A particular feature of the volume is the treatment of Galileo's relationship with the church. It will be of interest to philosophers, historians of science, cultural historians and those in religious studies.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> History & Surveys

The Cambridge Companion to Galileo
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 8/13/98
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139815709
ISBN 13: 9781139815703
Print ISBN: 9780521588416

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