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Galileo and the Art of Reasoning
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Defending Copernicus and Galileo: Critical Reasoning in the Two Affairs
Detailed Table of Contents Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction: A Galilean Approach to the Galileo Affair Part I: Defending Copernicus 1. The Geostatic Worldview 2. The Copernican Controversy 3.Expand
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Informal Logic and the Theory of Reasoning
Informal logic seems to be suffering from an image problem, a bad conscience, and an identity crisis. The image problem derives from the somewhat negative connotations of the term "informal," whichExpand
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The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History
In 1633 the Roman Inquisition concluded the trial of Galileo Galilei with a condemnation for heresy. The trial was itself the climax of a series of events which began two decades earlier (in 1613)Expand
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The Discovery of Kepler's Laws: The Interaction of Science, Philosophy, and Religion
This text examines the religious, philosophical and empirical factors that informed Kepler's thought and works. It seeks to reassess Kepler's importance in the histories of religion, philosophy andExpand
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Galileo and the Art of Reasoning. Rhetorical Foundations of Logic and Scientific Method
1. Le Dialogue de Galilee. 2. Critiques logiques et methodologiques. 3. Theorie du raisonnement.
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Scientific Discoveries as Growth of Understanding: The Case of Newton’s Gravitation
1. Our understanding of the nature of scientific discovery is undergoing a revolution. It is one which would replace knowledge and search for truth as the key explanatory concepts by those ofExpand
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Galileo: Watcher of the Skies (review)
Galileo: Watcher of the Skies. By David Wootton. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010. Pp. xii, 328. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-300-12536-8.) This book is primarily an intellectual biography, but alsoExpand
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