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Prelude to Galileo


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I: Medieval Prologue.- 1. The Philosophical Setting of Medieval Science.- 2. The Medieval Accomplishment in Mechanics and Optics.- II: The Sixteenth-Century Achievement.- 3. The Development of Mechanics to the Sixteenth Century.- 4. The Concept of Motion in the Sixteenth Century.- 5. The Calculatores in the Sixteenth Century.- 6. The Enigma of Domingo de Soto.- 7. Causes and Forces at the Collegio Romano.- III: Galileo in the Sixteenth-Century Context.- 8. Galileo and Reasoning Ex suppositione.- 9. Galileo and the Thomists.- 10. Galileo and the Doctores Parisienses.- 11. Galileo and the Scotists.- 12. Galileo and Albertus Magnus.- 13. Galileo and the Causality of Nature.- IV: From Medieval to Early Modern Science.- 14. Pierre Duhem: Galileo and the Science of Motion.- 15. Anneliese Maier: Galileo and Theories of Impetus.- 16. Ernest Moody: Galileo and Nominalism.- Index of Names.

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