Understanding Feyerabend on Galileo

  title={Understanding Feyerabend on Galileo},
  author={T. Hickey},
  journal={Irish Theological Quarterly},
  pages={89 - 92}
  • T. Hickey
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Irish Theological Quarterly
In 1990, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger used Feyerabend's analysis of Galileo to illustrate modernism's complacency about science. Feyerabend had used Galileo's writings to illustrate some limitations of empirical science. He claimed further that Galileo practised `counterinduction' to create a new observation language. 
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