Galileo and Platonistic Methodology

Journal of the History of Ideas 31 (4):501 (1970)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This paper is a critical examination the claim that Galileo was a Platonist. It contends that neither his use of mathematics (as Koyre asserts), nor his hypothetic-deductive method of testing (as Cassirer maintains), nor a realistic interpretation of this abstract theories (as Crombie argues) offers reasonable and consistent evidence that Galileo shared or advocated the metaphysics or methods of Plato.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,480

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-02-07

Downloads
2 (#1,391,563)

6 months
1 (#417,896)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

T. R. Girill
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references