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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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    Re-Examining Galileos Theory of Tides.Paolo Palmieri - 1998 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 53 (3 - 4):223-375.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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    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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    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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    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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    “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.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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  13. A History of Galileo's Inclined Plane Experiment and its Philosophical Implications.Paolo Palmieri - 2011 - Edwin Mellen Press.
     
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  14. 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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    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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    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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