Galileo and the Process of Scientific Creation

@article{Wisan1984GalileoAT,
  title={Galileo and the Process of Scientific Creation},
  author={Winifred Lovell Wisan},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1984},
  volume={75},
  pages={269 - 286}
}
  • W. Wisan
  • Published 1 June 1984
  • Physics
  • Isis
FOR TWO CENTURIES following his death in 1642, Galileo was hailed for his pioneering discoveries in astronomy and mechanics. In astronomy, his telescopic observations were taken as strong evidence for the Copernican system. In mechanics, he was widely regarded as the discoverer of the principal laws that many said were simply generalized later by Newton. By the midnineteenth century, the Tuscan scientist had also acquired a reputation as the reformer of natural philosophy, which he was supposed… 
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