Galileo's mathematization of nature at the crossroad between the empiricist and the Kantian tradition

Perspectives on Science 18 (2):pp. 152-188 (2010)
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to take Galileo's mathematization of nature as a springboard for contrasting the time-honoured empiricist conception of phenomena, exemplified by Pierre Duhem's analysis in To Save the Phenomena , with Immanuel Kant's. Hence the purpose of this paper is twofold. I) On the philosophical side, I want to draw attention to Kant's more robust conception of phenomena compared to the one we have inherited from Duhem and contemporary empiricism. II) On the historical side, I want to show what particular aspects of Galileo's mathematization of nature find a counterpart in Kant's conception of phenomena.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1162/posc.2010.18.2.152
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,440
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Structure: Its Shadow and Substance.C. van Fraassen Bas - 2006 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57 (2):275-307.
Galileo and the Problem of Free Fall.R. H. Naylor - 1974 - British Journal for the History of Science 7 (2):105-134.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
‘Working in a New World’: Kuhn, Constructivism, and Mind-Dependence.Michela Massimi - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 50:83-89.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Structure: Its Shadow and Substance.C. van Fraassen Bas - 2006 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57 (2):275-307.
The Justification of Concepts in Carnap's Aufbau.Jonathan Y. Tsou - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (4):671-689.
Natural Rights Liberalism.Tibor R. Machan - 1990 - Philosophy and Theology 4 (3):253-265.
Desgabets as a Cartesian Empiricist.Monte Cook - 2008 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):pp. 501-515.
Galileo and the Philosophy of Science.Maurice A. Finocchiaro - 1976 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:130 - 139.
Mental Models in Galileo's Early Mathematization of Nature.P. Palmieri - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (2):229-264.
Added to PP index
2010-04-10

Total downloads
52 ( #102,411 of 2,180,195 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #303,871 of 2,180,195 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums