Early antecedents of error theory

  title={Early antecedents of error theory},
  author={N. L. Rabinovitch},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
Galileo is the originator not only of the new mechanics which underlay the scientific revolution, but also of so much else in science that it was long the fashion that on discovering Galilean roots for various theories one would look no further on the assumption that there was a complete break between medieval science and what came afterward. Since Duhem, more recent scholarship has tended to correct this one-sided view and has sought to explore the medieval background to Galileo's work and a… Expand
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