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Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)

Subject Philosophy

People Galileo

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


Italian astronomer, physicist, and philosopher, born in Pisa. Galileo has a profound influence on the replacement of the Aristotelian system with modern science and philosophy through his experimental investigations, his use of mathematics and observation in science, his introduction of the distinction between primary and secondary qualities, and his skeptical scientific methodology. His main works include Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632) and Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (1638). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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