Galileo and the Methods of Science

  • David Gruender
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 145)


There are many reasons why the work of Galileo has been of such great and enduring interest to philosophers and historians. The first, surely, is the drama of the conflict over the religious condemnations of his scientific work. We are often more smug about this issue today than recent events justify, although such conflicts arise most frequently with civil authorities, since religious institutions today have little direct temporal power. And, in all honesty one must admit that, occasionally, conflicts of this character occur even within the academy itself. But that is not the issue I wish to pursue here.


Scientific Method Deductive System Lead Sulfide Secondary Quality Religious Condemnation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Gruender
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  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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