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Galileo engineer / by Matteo Valleriani.

By: Valleriani, Matteo.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; 269.Publisher: Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; London : Springer, c2010Description: xxii, 320 p. : ill. (1 col.), facsims., port. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9789048186440 (acidfree paper); 9048186447 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Knowledge -- Engineering | Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Knowledge -- Mechanical engineering | Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Contributions in mechanics | Science -- History -- 17th century | Science -- History -- 16th century | Science -- Technological innovations -- History | Engineering -- History -- 17th century | Engineering -- History -- 16th century | Mechanical engineering -- History | Science -- Technological innovations -- History | Scientific apparatus and instruments -- History | Motion -- Philosophy | Machinery -- History | Weapons -- History | Communication in science -- HistoryDDC classification:
Contents:
The historical epistemology of mechanics / a foreword by Jürgen Renn -- Introduction -- War and practice: Artist-engineers' apprenticeship and Galileo ; Instruments and machines ; Galileo's private course on fortification -- Practice and science: The knowledge of the Venetian arsenal ; Pneumatics, the thermoscope and the new atomistic conception of heat -- The engineer and the scientist: Was Galileo an engineer? ; Sources: Galileo's correspondence.
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"The Historical epistemology of mechanics ... the second study of the series"--P. xiii.

"Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades an der Philosophischen Fakultät I der Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin"--P. [iv].

Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-313) and index.

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