Galileo’s Two New Sciences as a Model of Reading Practice

@article{Raphael2016GalileosTN,
  title={Galileo’s Two New Sciences as a Model of Reading Practice},
  author={Ren{\'e}e J. Raphael},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  year={2016},
  volume={77},
  pages={539 - 565}
}
  • Renée J. Raphael
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
  • Galileo’s 1638 Two New Sciences, a canonical text of early modern science, is analyzed as a window into period practices of mixed-mathematical reading. Galileo’s depiction of reading reflects common scholarly practices, including those of summarizing, commenting, repeated study, and an interest in mathematical diagrams. With this text, Galileo also attempted to shape his readers’ practices, inciting them to approach topical-based reading strategies with care and to use experiment and experience… CONTINUE READING

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