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Wallace, William A.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 356 publications in 5 languages and 8,005 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Speaker
Classifications: QB36.G2, 501
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Most widely held works by William A Wallace
Galileo and his sources : the heritage of the collegio romano in Galileo's science by William A Wallace( )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William A. Wallace demonstrates the importance of two early manuscripts of Galileo dismissed by earlier researchers as juvenile exercises. Analyzing all his scientific writings from the late 1580s to 1610 and from 1610 to 1640, this book illuminates both the sources and the evolution of Galileo's thought. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The modeling of nature : philosophy of science and philosophy of nature in synthesis by William A Wallace( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and scientific explanation by William A Wallace( Book )

47 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude to Galileo : essays on medieval and sixteenth-century sources of Galileo's thought by William A Wallace( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can it be true that Galilean studies will be without end, without conclusion, that each interpreter will find his own Galileo? William A. Wallace seems to have a historical grasp which will have to be matched by any further workers: he sees directly into Galileo's primary epoch of intellectual formation, the sixteenth century. In this volume, Wallace provides the companion to his splendid annotated translation of Galileo 's Early Notebooks: The Physical Questions (University of Notre Dame Press, 1977), pointing to the 'realist' sources, mainly unearthed by the author himself during the past two decades. Explicit controversy arises, for the issues are serious: nominalism and realism, two early rivals for the foundation of knowledge, contend at the birth of modem science, OI better yet, contend in our modem efforts to understand that birth. Related to this, continuity and discontinuity, so opposed to each other, are interwoven in the interpretive writings ever since those striking works of Duhem in the first years of this century, and the later studies of Annaliese Maier, Alexandre Koyre and E.A. Moody. Historio grapher as well as philosopher, WaUace has critically supported the continuity of scientific development without abandoning the revolutionary transforma tive achievement of Galileo's labors. That continuity had its contemporary as well as developmental quality; and we note that William Wallace's Prelude studies are complementary to Maurice A
Reinterpreting Galileo by William A Wallace( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's early notebooks : the physical questions : a translation from the Latin, with historical and paleographical commentary by Galileo Galilei( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's logic of discovery and proof : the background, content, and use of his appropriated treatises on Aristotle's Posterior analytics by William A Wallace( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The problem of Galileo's logical methodology has long interested scholars. In this volume William A. Wallace offers a solution that is completely unexpected, yet backed by convincing documentary evidence. His analysis starts with an early notebook Galileo wrote at Pisa, appropriating a Jesuit professor's exposition of the Posterior Analytics of Aristotle, and ends with one of the last letters Galileo wrote, stating that in logic he has been a Peripatetic all his life. Wallace's detective work unearths the complete logic course from which the notebook was excerpted, then proceeds to show how its terminology and methodology continue to surface in Galileo's later writings in which he founds his new sciences of the heavens and of local motion. The result is a tour de force that commends itself not only to Galileo scholars and to logicians, philosophers, and historians, but to anyone interested in the epistemic roots of modern science."--Jacket
Rhetoric & dialectic in the time of Galileo by Jean Dietz Moss( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the teaching and practice of the twin arts of argumentation -- rhetoric and dialectic -- in the time of Galileo. Galileo was an ardent controversialist on behalf of his astronomical theories, yet many today are unacquainted with the kinds of argument that became a focal point in his famous trial. The authors combine their vast knowledge of rhetoric, history, and philosophy to explain the background of the dispute between science and religion. They present an engaging discussion of the prevailing modes of rhetorical and scientific arguments in Northern Italy during the Renaissance. They display primary texts on the arts of rhetoric and dialectic by authors whose thought was known to Galileo
Galileo, the Jesuits, and the medieval Aristotle by William A Wallace( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's logical treatises : a translation, with notes and commentary, of his appropriated Latin questions on Aristotle's Posterior analytics by Galileo Galilei( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of philosophy : a compendium for philosophers and theologians by William A Wallace( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific methodology of Theodoric of Freiberg; a case study of the relationship between science and philosophy by William A Wallace( Book )

22 editions published in 1959 in English and French and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case study of the relationship between science and philosophy. Bibliography: p. [377]-391. Issued also as thesis, Fribourg
Ethics in modeling( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of mathematical models to support decision making is proliferating in both the public and private sectors. Advances in computer technology and greater opportunities to learn the appropriate techniques are extending modeling capabilities to more and more people.>As powerful decision aids, models can be both beneficial or harmful. At present, few safeguards exist to prevent model builders or users from deliberately, carelessly, or recklessly manipulating data to further their own ends. Perhaps more importantly, few people
Domingo de Soto and the early Galileo : essays on intellectual history by William A Wallace( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The unifying theme in this second volume of essays by William A. Wallace to be published in the Variorum series is signaled in the title of the opening paper: 'Domingo de Soto and the Iberian roots of Galileo's science'. The seven essays in the first part provide textual studies of Soto's early formulations of the laws of falling bodies, the context in which they were developed in the 16th century, and the ways in which they were transmitted in Spain and Portugal to the early 17th century, mainly by Jesuit scholars. The following essays focus on the young Galileo and his work at Pisa and Padua, leading to his discovery of the law of uniform acceleration in free fall. Textual evidence is presented for an indirect influence of Soto's work on Galileo, mediated by Jesuits who were teaching at Padua in the first decade of the 17th century."--Provided by publisher
The role of demonstration in moral theology; a study of methodology in St. Thomas Aquinas by William A Wallace( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tesis doctoral -- University of Fribourg, 1959
Medieval and early classical science by William A Wallace( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein, Galileo and Aquinas : three views of scientific method by William A Wallace( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's logical treatises : a translation, with notes and commentary of his appropriated Latin questions on Aristotle's Posterior analytics by William A Wallace( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard as it is to believe, what is possibly Galileo's most important Latin manuscript was not transcribed for the National Edition of his works and so has remained hidden from scholars for centuries. In this volume William A. Wallace translates the logical treatises contained in that manuscript and makes them intelligible to the modern reader. He prefaces his translation with a lengthy introduction describing the contents of the manuscript, the sources from which it derives, its dating, and how it relates to Galileo's other Pisan writings. The translation is accompanied by extensive notes and commentary; these explain the text and tie it to the fuller exposition of Galileo's logical methodology in the author's companion volume, Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof. The result is a research tool that is indispensable for anyone intent on understanding Galileo's logic as described in that volume and the documentary evidence on which it is based
Classical and contemporary science by William A Wallace( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and scientific explanation by William A Wallace( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Prelude to Galileo : essays on medieval and sixteenth-century sources of Galileo's thought
Alternative Names
Wallace, William A.

Wallace, William Augustine.

Wallace, William Augustine 1918-

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Prelude to Galileo : essays on medieval and sixteenth-century sources of Galileo's thoughtGalileo's logic of discovery and proof : the background, content, and use of his appropriated treatises on Aristotle's Posterior analyticsRhetoric & dialectic in the time of GalileoGalileo's logical treatises : a translation, with notes and commentary, of his appropriated Latin questions on Aristotle's Posterior analyticsEthics in modelingDomingo de Soto and the early Galileo : essays on intellectual historyGalileo's logical treatises : a translation, with notes and commentary of his appropriated Latin questions on Aristotle's Posterior analytics