Galileo’s Scientific Method: A Reexamination

  • Winifred Lovell Wisan
Part of the The University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 14)


There is general agreement that Galileo is one of the most important figures in the history of science and scientific method. His science, method and thought seem clearly to reflect critical aspects of the transition from medieval to modern science. But here agreement ends. There is no consensus concerning the exact nature of the changes which took place or Galileo’s precise role with respect to these changes. And what Galileo thought on almost every topic is subject to endless controversy.


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  • Winifred Lovell Wisan
    • 1
  1. 1.Brooklyn CollegeUSA

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