Galileo: Causation and the Use of Geometry
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While Galileo is acknowledged to have been a crucial figure in the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries, not everyone agrees on the nature of his role. Confusion over what counts as a contribution in the context of extensive conceptual change constitutes the major reason for the disagreement.
KeywordsConceptual Framework Conceptual Change Scientific Revolution Normal Science Scientific Image
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