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Drake, Stillman

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Works: 189 works in 624 publications in 7 languages and 15,426 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Sources  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Former owner, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: QB36.G2, 520
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Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

74 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. Galileo's own beautifully lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. Galileo's method was of overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. This book is intended for students from sixth-form level upwards studying the history of science/science and philosophy
Galileo : a very short introduction by Stillman Drake( )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galileo's scientific method was of overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy." "In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition in 1633 was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers." "Galileo's own beautifully lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws."--Jacket
Galileo at work : his scientific biography by Stillman Drake( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries and opinions of Galileo by Galileo Galilei( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context
Galileo Galilei : a biography and inquiry into his philosophy of science by Ludovico Geymonat( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author is interested in the biographical details only as a framework for the study of Galileo's complex philosophy of science. Subtly and with precision he analyzes the streams of thought which influenced his eminent countryman in order to understand what Galileo himself believed he could accomplish by continuing to explore areas closed to him by religious orthodoxy
Two new sciences : including centers of gravity & force of percussion by Galileo Galilei( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo studies : personality, tradition, and revolution by Stillman Drake( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Controversy on the comets of 1618 by Stillman Drake( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appearance of three comets in the autumn of 1618 touched off a controversy of such proportions that its effects are still inextricably associated with some of the most dramatic events marking the dawn of our modern era. This volume contains the principal works, in English translation, that were published during the extended controversy between Galileo and the Jesuits over the nature of comets, concluding with a commentary by Johann Kepler. The controversy of of both scientific and philosophical significance because it was in this connection that Galileo disclosed his conception of scientific method, which has been vastly influential on the course of modern thought. The principal work, Il Saggiatore (The Assayer), is also of extraordinary literary merit; it is considered the greatest polemic ever written in the domain of physical science
Cause, experiment, and science : a Galilean dialogue, incorporating a new English translation of Galileo's "Bodies that stay atop water, or move in it" by Stillman Drake( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On motion, and On mechanics; comprising De motu (ca. 1590) by Galileo Galilei( Book )

18 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanics in sixteenth-century Italy; selections from Tartaglia, Benedetti, Guido Ubaldo, & Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by Stillman Drake( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 3 volume collection includes 80 of the 130 papers published by Drake, most on Galileo but some on medieval and early modern science in general (principally mechanics). An essential supplement to Drake's translations and other books
Discourse on bodies in water by Galileo Galilei( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is a tribute to Stillman Drake by some of his friends and colleagues, and by others on whom his work has had a formative influence. It is difficult to know him without succumbing to his combination of discipline and enthusiasm, even in fields remote from Renaissance physics and natural philosophy; and so he should not be surprised in this volume to see emphases and methods congenial to him, even on topics as remote as Darwin or the chemical revolution. Therein lies whatever unity the discerning reader may find in this book, beyond the natural focus and coherence of the largest section, on Galileo, and the final section on Drake's collection of books, a major and now accessible resource for research in the field that he has made his own. We have chosen, as the occasion for presenting the volume to Stillman Drake, Galileo's birthday; Galileo has had more than one birthday party in Toronto since Drake came to the University of Toronto. As for the title, it reflects a shared conviction that experiment is the key to science; it is what scientists do. Drake has already asserted that emphasis in the title of his magisterial Galileo at Work, and we echo it here. Those who have had the privilege and pleasure of working and arguing with Stillman over the years know his tenacity, penetration, and vigour. They also know his generosity and humility. We owe him much
Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican by Galileo Galilei( Book )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernicancan system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the Sun. It's influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake's translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J.L. Heilbron
Discoveries and opinions of Galileo : including The starry messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615), and excerpts from Letters on sunspots (1613), the assayer (1623) by Galileo Galilei( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context
Galileo against the philosophers in his Dialogue of Cecco di Ronchitti (1605) and Considerations of Alimberto Mauri (1606) : in English translations by Galileo Galilei( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo : a very short introduction by Stillman Drake( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. Galileo's own beautifully lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method--based on a search not for causes but for laws--was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics. His methodology had a definitive impact on the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy
Copernicus--philosophy and science : Bruno-Kepler-Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of free fall : Aristotle to Galileo ; with an epilogue on "Pi" in the sky by Stillman Drake( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Discoveries and opinions of Galileo Discoveries and opinions of Galileo : including The starry messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615), and excerpts from Letters on sunspots (1613), the assayer (1623)
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Galileo : a very short introductionGalileo at work : his scientific biographyDiscoveries and opinions of GalileoEssays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of scienceDiscourse on bodies in waterNature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of scienceDialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & CopernicanDiscoveries and opinions of Galileo : including The starry messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615), and excerpts from Letters on sunspots (1613), the assayer (1623)Galileo : a very short introduction
Alternative Names
Drake, Stillman

Stillman Drake académico canadiense

Stillman Drake Canadees auteur (1910-1993)

Stillman Drake Canadian academic

Stillman Drake kanadischer Wissenschaftshistoriker und Galileo-Galilei-Forscher

드레이크, 스틸만 1910-1993

ドレイク, スティルマン

斯蒂尔曼·德拉克

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