Patterns of argumentation in Galileo'sDiscorsi

Abstract In this contribution I intend to reconstruct and evaluate one of Galileo's famous arguments given in the Discorsi against a well?entrenched thesis of Aristotelian physics. It will be shown that Galileo's reduction?to?the?absurd type of counterargument is, although seemingly cogent, after all fallacious. I ascribe Galileo's committing of this fallacy to his looking at the Aristotelian physics through the (Kuhnian type) paradigmatic ?spectacles? of his own new physics
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