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Introduction. 1564-2014. Homage to Galileo Galilei

Raffaele Pisano et Paolo Bussotti
p. 7-15

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1 The Iuvenilia–Early Galilean works
2 On the special issue
3 The papers

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1 The Iuvenilia–Early Galilean works

When Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) published the Sidereus Nuncius in 1610 [Galilei 1890-1909, III, pt 1, 51-96], he was a famous enough scientist, who was not young: for, he was 46. Nevertheless, this little book represented the fundamental turning point in Galileo’s life and scientific production. The Sidereus Nuncius was very successful and gave rise to numerous discussions. Some scholars defended Galileo—the most important was Kepler—, many others, with a series of different arguments, criticized the content of the Sidereus. Galileo became the most famous and discussed European scientist. All his most important contributions, among them we remind the reader Il Saggiatore [Galilei 1623], the Dialogo [Galilei 1632] and the Discorsi e dimostrazioni [Galilei 1638], appeared after the Sidereus Nuncius. All these works are contributions which aim at reaching theoretical conclusions, although the experimental method plays a fundamental role to reach suc...

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Raffaele Pisano et Paolo Bussotti, « Introduction. 1564-2014. Homage to Galileo Galilei », Philosophia Scientiæ [En ligne], 21-1 | 2017, mis en ligne le 15 février 2019, consulté le 24 janvier 2018. URL :

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Raffaele Pisano

Lille 3 University (France)

Paolo Bussotti

Udine University (Italy)

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