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Galileo's 'Grand Book'
A discussion on the contributions of Galileo to science and history.
# 141864 | 2,500 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (Science) , Mathematics (General)

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The paper examines the contributions Galileo made to science and history within the context of the Scientific Revolution. The paper asserts that his insistence on experimentation and mathematics was extremely important, and through his effort and his commitment to his empirical ideals, helped remake our approach to understanding the world around us.

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""Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and to read the letters in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it: without these, one goes wandering about in a dark labyrinth." -Galileo (Drake 53) When Galileo made this statement, he inadvertently found the poetry to..."

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