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    ‘Spuntar lo scoglio più duro’: did Galileo ever think the most beautiful thought experiment in the history of science?Paolo Palmieri - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (2):223-240.
    Still today it remains unclear whether Galileo ever climbed the leaning tower of Pisa in order to drop bodies from its top. Some believe that he established the principle of equal speeds for falling bodies by means of an ingenious thought experiment. However, the reconstruction of that thought experiment circulating in the philosophical literature is no more than a cartoon. In this paper I will tell the story of the thought processes behind the cartoon.Keywords: Galileo Galilei; Thought experiment; Falling bodies.
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    The Obscurity of the Equimultiples : Clavius' and Galileo's Foundational Studies of Euclid's Theory of Proportions.Paolo Palmieri - 2001 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 55 (6):555-597.
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    Breaking the circle: the emergence of Archimedean mechanics in the late Renaissance.Paolo Palmieri - 2008 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 62 (3):301-346.
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    Re-examining Galileos Theory of Tides.Paolo Palmieri - 1998 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 53 (3 - 4):223-375.
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    The empirical basis of equilibrium: Mach, Vailati, and the lever.Paolo Palmieri - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (1):42-53.
    About a century ago, Ernst Mach argued that Archimedes’s deduction of the principle of the lever is invalid, since its premises contain the conclusion to be demonstrated. Subsequently, many scholars defended Archimedes, mostly on historical grounds, by raising objections to Mach’s reconstruction of Archimedes’s deduction. In the debate, the Italian philosopher and historian of science Giovanni Vailati stood out. Vailati responded to Mach with an analysis of Archimedes’s deduction which was later quoted and praised by Mach himself. In this paper, (...)
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    Science and authority in Giacomo Zabarella.Paolo Palmieri - 2007 - History of Science 45 (4):404-427.
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    Galileo's construction of idealized fall in the void.Paolo Palmieri - 2005 - History of Science 43 (4):343-390.
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    Akoumena: a natural philosophy of hearing.Paolo Palmieri - 2018 - Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks.
    The word akoumena succinctly refers to the main focus of the book, which is the natural philosophy of human hearing from the perspective of intellectual history of science and of philosophy, with a theoretical emphasis on phenomenology. The word akoumena suggests a move away from the language of vision which has been predominant throughout Western thought, both in the modern natural sciences and in Western metaphysics.
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    A History of Galileo's Inclined Plane Experiment and its Philosophical Implications.Paolo Palmieri - 2011 - Edwin Mellen Press.
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    Hermes and the telescope: in the crucible of Galileo's life-world.Paolo Palmieri - 2016 - New York: Peter Lang.
    This book explores the life of Galileo Galilei through a philosophical and scientific lens, utilizing an innovative hermeneutic perspective that places his work in the wider context of early modern hermeticism, religious heresy, and libertinism. As the first comprehensive study of Galileo’s life and work from a phenomenological and existentialist viewpoint, Paolo Palmieri calls into question the positivist myth of Galileo, the founder of modern science, and interrogates the positivist historiography that has shaped the myth since the historic publication of (...)
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    Mechanical objects, represented and real.Paolo Palmieri - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (1):154-159.
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    Radical mathematical Thomism: beings of reason and divine decrees in Torricelli’s philosophy of mathematics.Paolo Palmieri - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (2):131-142.
    Evangelista Torricelli is perhaps best known for being the most gifted of Galileo’s pupils, and for his works based on indivisibles, especially his stunning cubature of an infinite hyperboloid. Scattered among Torricelli’s writings, we find numerous traces of the philosophy of mathematics underlying his mathematical practice. Though virtually neglected by historians and philosophers alike, these traces reveal that Torricelli’s mathematical practice was informed by an original philosophy of mathematics. The latter was dashed with strains of Thomistic metaphysics and theology. Torricelli’s (...)
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    Response to Maarten Van Dyck’s commentary.Paolo Palmieri - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (3):319-321.
    In response to Maarten Van Dyck’s commentary, I present a translation of Vailati’s original paper with a short introductory note.Keywords: Giovanni Vailati; Ernst Mach; Archimedes; Balance.
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    Superposition: on Cavalieri’s practice of mathematics.Paolo Palmieri - 2009 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 63 (5):471-495.
    Bonaventura Cavalieri has been the subject of numerous scholarly publications. Recent students of Cavalieri have placed his geometry of indivisibles in the context of early modern mathematics, emphasizing the role of new geometrical objects, such as, for example, linear and plane indivisibles. In this paper, I will complement this recent trend by focusing on how Cavalieri manipulates geometrical objects. In particular, I will investigate one fundamental activity, namely, superposition of geometrical objects. In Cavalieri’s practice, superposition is a means of both (...)
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    The Cognitive Development of Galileo’s Theory of Buoyancy.Paolo Palmieri - 2005 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 59 (2):189-222.
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    “The Postilion’s Horn Sounds”: A Complementarity Approach to the Phenomenology of Sound-Consciousness?Paolo Palmieri - 2014 - Husserl Studies 30 (2):129-151.
    In the phenomenology of the consciousness of internal time, Edmund Husserl has frequent recourse to sound and melody as illustrations of the processes that give rise to immanent temporal objects. In Husserl’s analysis, there is a philosophically pregnant tension between the geometrical diagrams representing multiple dimensions of immanent time and his intuition that time-points might be no more than fictions leading to absurdities. In this paper, I will address this tension in order to motivate a complementarity approach to temporal objects (...)
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    Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius or Sidereal Message. [REVIEW]Paolo Palmieri - 2012 - Annals of Science 69 (4):586-587.
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    Jürgen Renn;, Peter Damerow. The Equilibrium Controversy: Guidobaldo del Monte's Critical Notes on the Mechanics of Jordanus and Benedetti and Their Historical and Conceptual Background. x + 376 pp., illus., apps., bibl. Berlin: Edition Open Access, 2012. €22.65. [REVIEW]Paolo Palmieri - 2013 - Isis 104 (2):399-400.
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    Marco Piccolino. Lo zufolo e la cicala: Divagazioni galileiane tra la scienza e la sua storia. . 359 pp., figs., bibl., index. Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2005. €26. [REVIEW]Paolo Palmieri - 2008 - Isis 99 (1):160-161.
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