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On the Life of Galileo

Viviani's Historical Account and Other Early Biographies

Stefano Gattei

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Princeton University Pres
01 October 2019
The first collection and translation into English of the earliest biographical accounts of Galileo's life This unique critical edition presents key early biographical accounts of the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), written by his close contemporaries. Collected and translated into English for the first time and supplemented by an i
By:   Stefano Gattei
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780691174891
ISBN 10:   069117489X
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stefano Gattei is visiting associate in history at the California Institute of Technology and Dibner Fellow at the Huntington Library. He is the author of Thomas Kuhn (TM)s oeLinguistic Turn and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism and Karl Popper (TM)s Philosophy of Science. He is the coeditor of Physics and Philosophy, the fourth volume of Paul Feyerabend (TM)s collected philosophical papers.

Reviews for On the Life of Galileo: Viviani's Historical Account and Other Early Biographies

This book is a major scholarly achievement and represents the first collection and translation into English of the earliest biographical accounts of Galileo's life . . . The book gives readers many fascinating key insights into Galileo's life, work and character. * Paradigm Explorer * Works by Galileo's seventeenth-century contemporaries, translated by Stefano Gattei, reveal at first hand the making of his myth in a tumultuous era. ---Barbara Kiser, Nature


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