Galileo Engineer: 269 (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and by Matteo Valleriani

By Matteo Valleriani

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), his existence and his paintings were and stay the topic of a big variety of scholarly works. one of many con- quences of this can be the proliferation of identities bestowed in this gure of the Italian Renaissance: Galileo the good theoretician, Galileo the prepared astronomer, Galileo the genius, Galileo the physicist, Galileo the mathematician, Galileo the solitary philosopher, Galileo the founding father of sleek technological know-how, Galileo the heretic, Galileo the courtier, Galileo the early sleek Archimedes, Galileo the Aristotelian, Galileo the founding father of the Italian scienti interval, Galileo the cosmologist, Galileo the Platonist, Galileo the artist and Galileo the democratic scientist. those can be just a couple of of the identities that historians of technology have linked to Galileo. And now: Galileo the engineer! That Galileo had such a lot of faces, or perhaps identities, turns out infrequently believable. yet by means of targeting his actions as an engineer, historians may be able to reassemble Galileo in one personality, at the very least so far as his scienti c paintings is worried. The influence that Galileo used to be an creative and remoted theoretician derives from his scienti c paintings being appeared outdoor the context within which it originated.

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