Galileo Galilei: Opere complete. Vol. 1. Firenze, 1842. Library of the Max Planck Insitute for the History of Science.
February 10, 2014

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Galileo’s Laboratory of Ideas

New studies on Galileo Galilei carried out at the MPIWG reveal the role played by practical knowledge in the seventeenth century’s Scientific Revolution.

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